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« on: February 17, 2012, 01:34:08 pm »
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Strange, giving unemployment benefits dropped to it's lowest levels since 2008.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/152753/Unemployment-Increases-Mid-February.aspx
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 03:06:46 pm »
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Last months jobs report could be encouraging people to jump back into the labor market, thus pushing up the rate.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 03:11:19 pm »
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Last months jobs report could be encouraging people to jump back into the labor market, thus pushing up the rate.

Yeah, that is what I thought as well.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 04:38:05 pm »
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I've never heard of Gallup as an authority on this.

Last months jobs report could be encouraging people to jump back into the labor market, thus pushing up the rate.

That should happen at some point, which will allow for the hilarious spectacle of Republicans saying "the unemployment rate has changed, because of the President's policies!" and the Obama administration saying "but look at the labor participation rate!"
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 07:21:34 pm »
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Gallup's "underemployment" figure is probably the best guide to an idea of what the labor market is really looking like right now. Of course, it would be nice to get reliable data on the number of people who would like to work, but have become discouraged and dropped out of trying to find a job.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 09:47:12 pm »
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Gallup's "underemployment" figure is probably the best guide to an idea of what the labor market is really looking like right now. Of course, it would be nice to get reliable data on the number of people who would like to work, but have become discouraged and dropped out of trying to find a job.
I am disappointed in you. I expected explicit vilification of Obama in this post when I saw your name next to the thread.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 09:58:30 pm »
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Gallup's "underemployment" figure is probably the best guide to an idea of what the labor market is really looking like right now. Of course, it would be nice to get reliable data on the number of people who would like to work, but have become discouraged and dropped out of trying to find a job.
I am disappointed in you. I expected explicit vilification of Obama in this post when I saw your name next to the thread.

When I post in forums other than the 2012 one, I lay off the Romney dope for the most part.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 06:17:23 am »
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Strange, giving unemployment benefits dropped to it's lowest levels since 2008.

Surely, growing numbers of people are no longer eligible for them regardless of their inability to find jobs?
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 06:12:30 pm »
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Strange, giving unemployment benefits dropped to it's lowest levels since 2008.

Surely, growing numbers of people are no longer eligible for them regardless of their inability to find jobs?

Yeah, I think the maximum amount of weeks in any state is 99, almost two years (with some states having as few as 26-46 weeks). The recession started in December 2007, so obviously a lot of people have run out of benefits...
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