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U.S. Job Growth Falters As Cold Weather Grips Nation
Reuters Via Yahoo Finance ^ | January 10, 2014 | Lucia Mutikani

Posted on 01/10/2014 5:34:00 PM PST by lbryce

U.S. employers hired the fewest workers in nearly three years in December, but the setback was likely to be temporary amid signs that unusually cold weather may have had an impact.

The surprisingly weak job growth figures reported by the Labor Department on Friday, however, could cause some discomfort at the Federal Reserve, which last month announced plans to scale back its massive monetary stimulus program.

Nonfarm payrolls rose only 74,000 in December, the smallest increase since January 2011 and well short of the 200,000 jobs or so that most economists had expected.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apologists; medialackeys Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: lbryce

-20 a couple days ago and now its 35 degrees and raining.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 5:38:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lbryce

Wal-Mart and Dollar General sales are lousy.

The economy sucks bilgewater unless you work at Google or the fracking fields.

And in important news, NJFatboy is playing games with traffic cones. Tune in at 11 for the Kardashians 2014 preview.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 5:41:23 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: lbryce

Normally, statistics like this are seasonally adjusted to take into account things like holidays or cold weather. I guess they forgot to do that this time. [/s]


5 posted on 01/10/2014 5:41:26 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: lbryce
Right. This one week of bad weather has stymied Dear Leader's job plan. Because, there's NEVER been a week of bad weather in December...right?

Why get out and look for a job, when you can sit on your....comfy couch and wait for your *benefits* to roll in?

6 posted on 01/10/2014 5:41:30 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: lbryce

Global Warming’s Fault!


7 posted on 01/10/2014 5:44:08 PM PST by Argus
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To: tet68

Yes, my observation is poorer for not having thought of it.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 5:45:14 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce

This comment posted over there made me laugh hysterically!

” Proud Obama Liberal 1 hour ago

Our fine Black president has been the best thing ever to happen to people like me, who choose to not work. Now I have insurance and probably make more tax free money than a college grad. Plus the free phone, rent, internet,, electric and gas, and I don’t have to go out in the cold.

Obozo is my Shepherd; I shall not work.
He maketh me to lie down and watch Oprah:
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my bling bling:
He leadeth me in the paths of idleness for Husseins name sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the sharing of the wealth,
I will fear no workfare: For thou art funding me;
Thy gat and thy blade, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of people who actually produce;
Thou annointest my teeth with gold;Our crack pipes runneth over.
Surely rebates and Earned Income Credits shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Obozo forever...
Amen!

Someone said a sucker is born every minute and you brainwashed Obozo worshiping imbecilic liberal democrapz that suffer white guilt prove it each and every day, thanks for the free ride off the hardworking and struggling middle class tax payers , you MSNBC watching moronz got your CHANGE after all huh ?”


9 posted on 01/10/2014 5:45:45 PM PST by dforest
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To: lbryce

Cold weather, but it sure has nothing to do with bad policy.

LMAO...

Has Obama been held to account for ANYTHING in the last five years?


10 posted on 01/10/2014 5:45:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: lbryce

The economy is weak because of climate change, as the headline implies.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 5:47:19 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Bad weather? January yes, December I’m less sure.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 5:55:58 PM PST by DAC21
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To: lbryce
Irrefutable proof that the economy is bursting at the seams;.

In a sign of growing confidence in the economy's prospects, the Fed announced in December that it would trim its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion.

That's convoluted, circumlocution logic at its Obama truth is a lie, fake is real dogmatic worst.

13 posted on 01/10/2014 5:56:03 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
The economy is weak because of climate change, as the headline implies.

I think they're suggesting that this past week's cold snap is responsible for the bad job market in December.

14 posted on 01/10/2014 5:56:36 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: lbryce

U.S. Job Growth Falters As Obamacare Grips The Throat Of The Nation.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 5:56:43 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: cripplecreek

Two days of cold weather at the tail end of the month caused the jobs report to be off by 125,000 ....and they say it with a straight face.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 5:58:56 PM PST by Blackirish
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To: lbryce

December was not that cold. Sorry. It just wasn’t.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 6:00:34 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: peeps36

We are just lucky they didn’t report it as...

US. Job growth falters as global warming grips nation.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 6:01:17 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lbryce

I’ll call............BS


20 posted on 01/10/2014 6:01:38 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: lbryce

Didn’t the real cold weather come AFTER Christmas?


21 posted on 01/10/2014 6:06:14 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: lbryce

Oh no. Global warming has broken the economy. It isn’t Obama, Harry Reid, or Nancy Pelosi’s fault.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 6:07:20 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: lbryce

Ha ha ha

Now it’s global cooling spoiling the Wondrous Plans of The One?

Somewhere a village is missing its Goron


23 posted on 01/10/2014 6:11:21 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Regulator

I am not a Goron, just to make that clear


24 posted on 01/10/2014 6:11:51 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: lbryce

All the snow plows are being operated by illegal aliens.

Another job Americans won’t do (because they are being done by illegal aliens).


25 posted on 01/10/2014 6:34:33 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: cripplecreek

Obviously all this was due to the unexpected cold weather in December and early January.

It was in the mid-20’s in Houston last weekend and should be up to 70 by tomorrow. The mid-20’s was truly unexpected but global warming has returned and saved us all! /s/


26 posted on 01/10/2014 6:52:49 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: lbryce

When it’s cold outside, people don’t feel like hiring. I think.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 6:54:48 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: GeronL
The Uber-Goron, surpassed only by CBS anchor babes who think the world is coming to a frosty end:


28 posted on 01/10/2014 7:03:50 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Regulator

“Today’s weather was exceedingly ordinary - which portends the end of the world as we know it”


29 posted on 01/10/2014 7:05:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: lbryce

Yep, that cold weather killed all the jobs alright.

Like the jobs were there to begin with?

How these people look at themselves in the mirror is beyond me.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 7:26:09 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: cripplecreek

Lets blame the weather, instead of the real reason - Obamacare.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 8:50:59 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: cripplecreek

Unexpected...

and caused by “cold weather”?


32 posted on 01/10/2014 9:15:48 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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