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Obama White House 'Surprised' by Recent Drops in Unemployment Rate
cnsnews.com ^ | 12/20/13 | Susan Jones

Posted on 12/20/2013 1:36:08 PM PST by ColdOne

(CNSNews.com) - The nation's civilian unemployment rate has dropped from 7.6 percent in June to 7.0 percent in November -- a development that "surprised" the Obama White House.

"The unemployment rate over the last six months has surprised us by coming down more quickly than we had expected or than other forecasters had expected," Jason Furman, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters on Thursday.

"[I]t's come down by an average of one-tenth every month for six straight months, and that was -- you know, people expected something like that to happen over more like a year than a six-month period. So I think what you see a number of forecasters doing is saying, given what we've seen, you know, maybe we have to revise it going forward and assume it'll be lower."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamalies
Barf bag needed!
1 posted on 12/20/2013 1:36:08 PM PST by ColdOne
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of course, unemployment claims have risen. mathematics just ain’t what it used to be.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 1:39:44 PM PST by willywill
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To: ColdOne

If you like “low unemployment rates”, you can keep your “low unemployment rates.” PERIOD! People shouldn’t believe everything they hear from the state controlled “media”. They have no credibility. These figures come from the Obama regime.


3 posted on 12/20/2013 1:40:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: ColdOne

Obama White House ‘Surprised’ by Recent Drops in Unemployment Rate

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Suprised? I bet they were. Suprised that someone could spin the facts and get the numbers to reflect a drop.

Instead of the truth of the matter, which is unemployment is up.

Figures don’t lie. But liars do figure.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 1:43:29 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ColdOne

I suppose somehow the “Jobless claims rise unexpectedly to 379,000” announced yesterday helped in lowering the unemployment rate... in the mental defective mind.


5 posted on 12/20/2013 1:43:34 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ColdOne

These dipsh*ts sure are surprised a lot


6 posted on 12/20/2013 1:44:46 PM PST by Spruce
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To: willywill

You’re using White math and that’s racist! /sarc.


7 posted on 12/20/2013 1:45:25 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: ColdOne

How’s the labor force participation rate doing?


8 posted on 12/20/2013 1:46:20 PM PST by EEGator
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To: ColdOne
B. S.
9 posted on 12/20/2013 1:49:02 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: ColdOne

When the census data is managed out of the White Hut and the Census folks are the ones who do the household survey, they can manipulate the unemployment number to be whatever they want. They proved that in last years election. To be “surprised” by the low unemployment number is a bald-faced lie.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 1:49:11 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: ColdOne

The government will say anything to benefit itself.


11 posted on 12/20/2013 1:59:05 PM PST by plainshame
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To: ColdOne

~~~The nation’s civilian unemployment rate has dropped from 7.6 percent in June to 7.0 percent in November — a development that “surprised” the Obama White House.~~~

Lies, lies and more lies.


12 posted on 12/20/2013 2:01:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ColdOne

Translation: “Our policies have been even more successful than we thought, as shown by the (manipulated) employment figures.”


13 posted on 12/20/2013 2:07:17 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ColdOne

How are they surprised? They make up the numbers.


14 posted on 12/20/2013 2:08:06 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: ColdOne

So am I as the number of claims have gone up. But then, why be surprised when they keep lowering the labor participation rate?


15 posted on 12/20/2013 2:20:10 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: ColdOne
In Illinois, the unemployment rate is still over 9%. The Under-employment rate is hear 20% here.
16 posted on 12/20/2013 2:42:44 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ColdOne

Go figure. Surprised by their own lies


17 posted on 12/20/2013 3:14:08 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: ColdOne
"Surprised by Recent Drops in Unemployment Rate?"

So what are the numbers for those not looking for jobs anymore?

18 posted on 12/20/2013 3:51:21 PM PST by celmak
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To: celmak

Counting people working two part time jobs, plus Christmas surge, plus dose of Obamalies. Whata suuuurprise!


19 posted on 12/20/2013 4:07:01 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: ColdOne

Somebody is using phony math.


20 posted on 12/20/2013 4:15:15 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: ColdOne

Surprised or disappointed?


21 posted on 12/20/2013 4:33:34 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: ColdOne

all he needs is for about 3 more million to drop out of the work force and we’ll damn near be at full employment


22 posted on 12/20/2013 9:24:42 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: ColdOne

oil production is going up by 1 million barrels a day annually.

That’s pushing up economic activity by about 400 billion dollars a year.


23 posted on 12/20/2013 10:04:10 PM PST by ckilmer
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"Obama White House 'Surprised' by Recent Drops in Unemployment Rate"

The black market must be doing very well these days.
24 posted on 12/21/2013 1:53:07 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: ColdOne

They were surprised because they distinctly remember telling those who compile the numbers to have the big drops begin next Aug/Sep ...


25 posted on 12/21/2013 2:52:53 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: clearcarbon

“The black market must be doing very well these days.”

It certainly is here in NJ; scads of illegals working for cash, and they are practically the only ones spending it (as opposed to plastic). Illegal apartments are flourishing (as Americans illegally convert one-family homes to meet rising property tax bills), and the schools are filling with anchor babies (since Americans either don’t breed or flee elsewhere to start a family). We’ve already lost electoral votes, and that trend should continue as more & more of our state is “undocumented”.


26 posted on 12/21/2013 5:52:50 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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