Skip to comments.Unemployment rates rise in half of US states
Posted on 09/21/2012 8:48:43 AM PDT by kingattax
Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country.
The Labor Department says rates increased in 26 states. They fell in 12 states and were unchanged in the other 12. Unemployment also rose in seven of the 11 key swing states in this year's presidential election.
Nationwide, hiring employers added only 96,000 jobs in August, below July's gain of 141,000 and the average of 226,000 jobs a month added in January-March quarter.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that was only because many people gave up looking for work. The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively searching for jobs.
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think about that next time you see someone getting crazy over the latest "poll"
Let me guess.... states with higher taxes and crap
I heard a laughable montage on Rush yesterday. All the libtard media heads claiming “machine gun-like good news on the economy.” LOL!
I don’t care what these doctored polls say, Obama is not going to win this election.
Even if I were to have expected this, it would be Bush’s fault.
Unemployment goes up and the word used to describe hiring is tepid. OK.
I dont care what these doctored polls say, Obama is not going to win this election.
The reason you could be wrong is that you don’t know any street people, drug addicts, communist students, mentally retarded, or homosexuals. /s
(apologies to democrats)
Just IMAGINE how differently this will be reported after President Romney takes office....
It doesn’t matter. If we get more turn out, we win. Right now the Democrats’ strategy is to try to discourage us, by telling us Romney can’t win. That’s what a failed incumbent does. It won’t work - if we all turn out, and get our conservative friends and family to do the same.
“The reason you could be wrong is that you dont know any street people, drug addicts, communist students, mentally retarded, or homosexuals”
There aren’t enough of them; at this point you can remove students from that group, but I would substitute “public school teachers” in their place. College ain’t the party it used to be; it costs more, and you’ll be earning $0 when you graduate.
Very few people have any stake in Obama winning re-election; even blacks are much worse off than 4 years ago.
You should have put the “apologies to democrats” BEFORE the /sarcasm switch.
You have concisely described half of the democrat party constituency. The other half are SEIU meatheads and people educated WAY above their actual intelligence.
The irony is that some of these states may actually re-qualify to offer EB (Extended Benefits) unemployment insurance, funded by DC and tied to state rate rising above national rate.
Is the Romney Campaign running any ads, etc. to discourage turnout of Obama voters?
But ... but .... it’s the RECOVERY, stupid!! /s
Today’s headline is that unemployment in NJ is 9.9% ! In a state that everyone expects to go for Obama.
Keep in mind Obama WANTS your state loaded with poor and unemployed people.
That is weird. So they raised in half and obviously fell in the other half. Just a weird article title....not that anything is new with that.
And yet I talk to people who think the economy is “improving” - I can’t imagine what world they live in.
Certainly not reality.
Reverse Wilding Effect. Blacks will vote for Romney and say they voted for BO.
“Blacks will vote for Romney and say they voted for BO.”
I actually believe that; I work with a black woman who has grown children (which many parents feel financially as they lose the related deductions), and she describes how she is not only voting for Romney, but volunteering for him as well (in Newark, NJ!). She describes how she has to hide those sentiments from other blacks in our company, and has a small number of like-minded friends that agree with her politically but also know they must keep it on the “down-low”. Urban blacks are as tolerant of political dissent as Islam is of religious dissent; it is creepy to see it in action (and I’ve seen it at my previous job as well).
Some may vote for Romney, but I think a large number may just sit it out; they have no light at the end of the tunnel if Obama wins. They have suffered as everyone else has, and they are extremely disillusioned; they bought the crap that this is Bush’s fault, but as Obama drags out his 2008 speeches again they realize they’ve been had.
This is good news for Romney.
I am not going to lie, I am CONCERNED about the financial issues of the campaign, as Obama raised more money in August.
Romney is spending too much money despite being SEVERELY overspent in ads. He needs to run more ads. That is critical.
they’ll start using the U6 number and homeless people will be on the front pages again.
Tepid? TEPID? I hope that voter turnout for Ibama is just as abysmally tepid.
We go “crazy” because according to polls a majority of people no longer care if they can get a job anymore.
I guess they figure the Government can give them other people’s money.