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'Disappointing' jobs report comes in below expectations -- again
Mercury News ^ | 7/6/12 | Christopher Rugaber - ap

Posted on 07/06/2012 9:35:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended.

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said in its report Friday.

The economy added an average of just 75,000 jobs a month in the April-June quarter. That's one-third of the 226,000 a month created in the first quarter.

For the first six months of the year, U.S. employers added an average of 150,000 jobs a month. That's fewer than the 161,000 a month for the first half of 2011. And it shows that the job market is weakening.

"It's a disappointing report," said George Mokrzan, director of economics at Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio. He said the job gains are consistent with sluggish economic growth.

The stock market opened sharply lower. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 146 points in the first hour of trading, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 15 points, or 1.1 percent.

Money flowed into government bonds, perceived by investors as safer. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note, which moves in the opposite direction from its price, fell to 1.55 percent, from 1.59 percent on Thursday.

A weaker job market has made consumers less confident. They have pulled back on spending, even though gas prices have plunged since early spring.

Europe's debt crisis is weighing on U.S. exports, which has slowed growth at U.S. factories. And the scheduled expiration of several big tax cuts at the end of this year has increased uncertainty for many U.S. companies, making many hesitant to hire.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: again; belowexpectations; disappointing; jobs; obama; obamanomics; unemployment; unexpected
found this cheery piece stashed away on the Murky NooZzzz of all places..
1 posted on 07/06/2012 9:35:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

‘below expectations’?

Is that anything like ‘unexpected’?


2 posted on 07/06/2012 9:38:33 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: NormsRevenge

unexpected - now all drink!


3 posted on 07/06/2012 9:40:30 AM PDT by Perdogg
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Enjoying the market ride of late.. it could get better.. or not.

Hang in there, Sane America!
November is our next best Hope for Change.

same piece out there also titled as.. US employers add 80,000 jobs as economy struggles

4 posted on 07/06/2012 9:40:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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bbc news has it - US unemployment rate unchanged

US jobs data triggers share price slip
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18738672

US shares have fallen after official data showed firms had created only 80,000 new jobs in June, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 8.2%.

Job creation remains below the 100,000 judged necessary by the Federal Reserve for a stable job market, according to the US Labor Department.

Shares slipped after the news, with the opening Dow Jones index falling 1%.

President Barack Obama said the rise in employment was “a step in the right direction”.

Campaigning in the swing state of Ohio on Friday, President Obama acknowledged that “it’s still tough out there” for ordinary Americans.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 9:42:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Perdogg
all drink!

Amen to that!

'STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION' ?

he drinks like a EUroweinie.


6 posted on 07/06/2012 9:47:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bush = expected. 5% = worst economy since dinosuars.

Obama = unexpected. Give him more time can’tcha?


7 posted on 07/06/2012 9:48:04 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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feeeeling the heat,, Mr. Pres__ent?


8 posted on 07/06/2012 9:48:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I read an interesting article yesterday that explained why the Obama administration has been able to issue hyped up job reports every month this year, only to lower the numbers just before the next jobs report is due out.

In the first six months of the year, the labor dept issues a guesstimate of how many jobs are created by new companies and start ups that are not yet on the labor dept books. This method of reporting allows the government to look good , but the numbers must be made more realistic before the following report to prevent the numbers from becoming too out of whack, creating a negative job report for July, when only the real numbers can be reported.

Obama knows this and there were warnings all over the net, yesterday, not to expect too much of the June figures for this reason.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 9:59:32 AM PDT by Eva
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Is it ReFReshment Time Yet!?!

(CLINK)


10 posted on 07/06/2012 10:07:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is amazing that 100,000 new jobs are needed for a stable job market, but 80,000 jobs results in the unemployment rate remaining unchanged.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT by webheart (King of the Run-On Sentence)
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To: NormsRevenge
'Disappointing' jobs report comes in below expectations -- again

What surprises me is that this is unexpected. I expected it. With the country in charge of the socialists, what else could anyone expect?

12 posted on 07/06/2012 10:18:46 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: NormsRevenge
Now there is a girl who knows how to chug! Obama, did he “swirl”? Look for the legs of the beer? Did he prepare his palette?

What a pussy, fagot, girly man.

13 posted on 07/06/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: webheart

The number that’s missing relates to how many people left the workforce - those no longer looking for jobs. It’s in the millions since Obama was elected.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 10:22:51 AM PDT by unique1
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To: NormsRevenge

What’s the revision on the last report?


15 posted on 07/06/2012 10:36:56 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: webheart
it is amazing

I agree. While U3 remained unchanged, interestingly U6 went up. IOW, the only reason it went unchanged is because some job seekers settled for part time jobs that don't begin to satisfy their needs, and some just stopped looking for jobs.

If Obama could discourage the entire group of unemployed so badly by November that they stopped looking altogether, then he could drop the unemployment rate to 0%. Even if ZERO jobs were created.

16 posted on 07/06/2012 10:41:14 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Perdogg

Unexpected
Unforeseen
Unforeseeable
Unplanned
Surprise
Anomalous
Outlier

The news media is running out of (even distant) synonyms.


17 posted on 07/06/2012 10:43:36 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Guess that”magic negro” isn’t quite so magic!!


18 posted on 07/06/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sluggish job growth isn’t caused by gridlock in the current congress. It’s caused by the insane hyper-activism of the previous congress lead by Pelosi & Reid. Sluggish job growth is the result of the Obamacare law, crazy regulatory policy like CO2 regulation, and even crazier attempted regulatory policy such as the insane Waxman/Markey Cap & Trade bill. Obamacare and the administration’s irrational, loony regulatory policies (often based on junk science) have seriously damaged the confidence of business people and caused them to reduce hiring and expansion plans.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the liberal media so powerful?)
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To: SMARTY

Help me out here, maybe I am just really dense. If the average new unemployment claims are 380K and the new jobs is 80K, isn’t that a net loss of 300K jobs?


20 posted on 07/06/2012 11:11:47 AM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: could not get a clue if he were covered in clue musk and standing in a field of horny clues.)
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To: oncebitten

I think the 80K is actually the net change in employment for the month, i.e., it is the number of people hired minus the number of people who lost their jobs. That number is commonly called “new jobs” or “jobs created” but it is actually the estimated net change in total employment.


21 posted on 07/06/2012 11:15:36 AM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the liberal media so powerful?)
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To: NormsRevenge
“We learned this morning that our businesses created 84,000 new jobs last month. And that, overall, means that businesses have created 4.4 million new jobs over the past 28 months, including 500,000 new manufacturing jobs,” he said to applause from the packed auditorium at Dobbins Elementary School. “That’s a step in the right direction.”

The President then added, "And there are no American tanks in Baghdad!"

22 posted on 07/06/2012 11:16:39 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

Month after month the pro-Obama media keep repeating the mantra that bad economic news that month was ‘unexpected.”

Unexpected by who, the pro-Obama MSM?

After 3 and a half years of bad news on the economic front virtually every month, I’d say that economic good news is unexpected.


23 posted on 07/06/2012 11:18:53 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hopefully Ibama’s Presidential loss in November will be unexpected by the MSM and commie friends.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 11:33:19 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: NormsRevenge

he drinks like a EUroweinie.


He throws a ball like a little girl,too!


25 posted on 07/06/2012 11:35:40 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: oncebitten

There you go being logical and accepting facts...!

Cut that out!

(sarc)


26 posted on 07/06/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Leep

I’ll watch some real pitching tonight, when Strasburg pitches for the Nats!


27 posted on 07/06/2012 12:00:11 PM PDT by SwampFoxOfVa
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To: SMARTY
‘below expectations’?
Is that anything like ‘unexpected’?

No.
Actually, it's unprecedented.

Seriously, I am tired of listening to or reading about BS issued by Hussein's Ministry of truth.

Anyone have a link to the site that tracks ACTUAL unemployment?

28 posted on 07/06/2012 12:39:12 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: oncebitten
Help me out here, maybe I am just really dense. If the average new unemployment claims are 380K and the new jobs is 80K, isn’t that a net loss of 300K jobs?

It would be perfectly clear if you had attended obummer's new math classes.

29 posted on 07/06/2012 12:49:32 PM PDT by dearolddad
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To: publius911
Here is an interesting site...

REAL UNEMPLOYMENT U6

"A frequent meme propounded in the economic blogosphere is that U6 unemployment, running near 17% now, is a truer measure (and there are good reasons to believe it is), so that means we have unemployment already approaching Great Depression levels of 25%.

More at link.

30 posted on 07/06/2012 12:51:16 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: NormsRevenge

Our sluggish economy is clearly racist.


31 posted on 07/06/2012 2:06:01 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: 4Liberty

How many of these “jobs” were goverment jobs?


32 posted on 07/06/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: NormsRevenge
According to the Dems, unemployment would be 5.6% if Obama's stimulus had been passed. Wait, you mean it was passed?
33 posted on 07/06/2012 4:18:22 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: oldasrocks
How many of these “jobs” were goverment jobs?

How many were part time service jobs, requiring skills such as reciting "Would you like fries with that?"

34 posted on 07/06/2012 4:20:26 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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