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'Everyone in Utah is now unemployed': Why America's real jobless rate is close to 20%
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 5-23-2011 | Kirk Elliott

Posted on 05/23/2011 2:08:32 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

The unemployment rate is officially at 9 percent.

In addition, a broad measure of unemployment – including workers who want a job but have stopped looking and those working part time for economic reasons – rose to 19.3 percent.

This is very grim. Let's put this into its proper perspective because a 9 percent unemployment rate doesn't really sink in.

What if there were a breaking newsflash on TV while you were watching "American Idol," and the headline was "Everyone in Utah is now unemployed!"

You would look at your spouse and say, "Oh wow! This is bad. Those poor people in Utah. I had no idea the unemployment situation was this awful! I thought we were in a recovery!"

Sadly, that would be horrible, but the reality is much more grim than that. The true unemployment picture is absolutely abysmal.

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1 posted on 05/23/2011 2:08:38 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Forgiven_Sinner; xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ...

Monday-morning MEGA PING!


2 posted on 05/23/2011 2:09:36 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

No Worries they will just trot out QE#. But it will have to have a new name. Socialists never give up. The only solution to the problems caused by it?? More Socialism.


3 posted on 05/23/2011 2:26:04 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: JohnHuang2

More scare mongering horse manure from a fringe website. Tons of jobs here in Central Ohio. I know people with 3 jobs. I got overtime the last 2 weeks because people keep quitting.


4 posted on 05/23/2011 2:48:50 AM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Greg123456

Peanut Gallery heard from.


5 posted on 05/23/2011 2:53:50 AM PDT by Misterioso (A liberal is a communist, but too stupid to realize it.)
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To: JohnHuang2
You know that "W" was one bad president.
Look how bad he screwed up the economy.
Why? The best socialist minds can't undo his mess. (s)
0 will ask for another 4 to straighten things out.
We must not allow them to: 1. Get away with blaming Bush and 2. Get another 4. We will fold if he gets another 4! ! ! !
6 posted on 05/23/2011 3:00:40 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything is broken-While zer0 fiddles and the MSM owns the fiddle. . . .)
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To: Greg123456

People with three jobs? That’s good? The REAL jobs — the ones where you can live working ONE job are obviously GONE by your own admission. Very sad that people think it’s good to have to work THREE jobs to make ends meet. While you judge the rest of the country by central Ohio, I could judge the rest of the country by Washington DC where many drive luxury cars, eat out at expensive restaurants and are continuing to enjoy their expensive vacations.


7 posted on 05/23/2011 3:15:29 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: JohnHuang2

The Unemployment Office does not report actual facts either. I know people who went to apply and were told that “they had met their quota for the month and they should come back next month.”


8 posted on 05/23/2011 3:27:03 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Don't let the liberals blur the line between legal and illegal immigrant.)
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To: Greg123456

i cannot find work here in l.a.


9 posted on 05/23/2011 3:51:11 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: JohnHuang2

I want a job at the IMF and stay at $3000/nt motels.


10 posted on 05/23/2011 3:57:48 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Cow tipping - it ain't just for Texans.)
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To: BipolarBob

Those only go to people willing to sell their souls.


11 posted on 05/23/2011 4:37:05 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Pecos

Here in the WDC area people are spending like there is no tomorrow. Restaurants are filled each night and at noon. Housing prices actually went up over the past year. It is hard to get plane tickets at any of the 3 local airports (BWI, National & Dulles). The stores are filled with people buying things. New cars are everywhere...lots of Mercedes, BMWs and so forth. New government buildings (palaces?) are going up.

So, dear Citizens...

Shut up, get to work and pay your taxes. The Beast must be fed.

Thank you.


12 posted on 05/23/2011 4:46:34 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Pecos

I forgot the /sarc tag. No, that’s not for me. Better that I stay in poverty than lose my soul.


13 posted on 05/23/2011 5:15:44 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Cow tipping - it ain't just for Texans.)
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To: Greg123456

Is one of your jobs hiding your head in the sand?


14 posted on 05/23/2011 6:44:57 AM PDT by doug from upland (website reserved just in case: TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: JohnHuang2

Thanks for the ping!


15 posted on 05/23/2011 7:18:54 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Greg123456
I know people with 3 jobs.

"Only three jobs. You lazy lima bean!!" /Hey Mon

16 posted on 05/23/2011 7:21:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BipolarBob

We’re on the same page on this question.


17 posted on 05/23/2011 8:05:36 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: JohnHuang2

The official unemployment rate is a lie... You have to look at the “ labor force participation” rate to get the true number... And it’s a lot higher than 20%.


18 posted on 05/23/2011 10:36:03 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: hal ogen

All tribute flows to the new Rome.


19 posted on 05/23/2011 12:45:48 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: hal ogen
Home assessment up by 1/3 in the last year (no improvements, just a 'marrket correction'), new housing going up, hotels full, new cars, etc. here, too. Just no tax money involved to make it happen.

BTW, a 1-ton pickup or large 4-door SUV is considered the equivalent of BMW in these parts, and does better in deep snow...

20 posted on 05/23/2011 1:48:27 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JohnHuang2

The same minds that created the problem...are not capable of the solution.

Gonna make life rough for those out in Flyover Country...until there are enough of us unemployed...despite an “official rate” of 7%......


21 posted on 05/23/2011 1:52:18 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: JohnHuang2

The only newsflash I expect from American Idol is pedophile Steven Tyler being arrested for having sex with 15 year old contestants.

What a grand idea, send 15 year olds to a Sin City hotel with a pedophile.


22 posted on 05/23/2011 2:03:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: JohnHuang2

Crook...that says it all.

Tuesday night MEGA “Just stop the spending!” bump!

I’m so happy to “see” you! I’ve missed you! ;o)


23 posted on 05/24/2011 12:15:28 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: JohnHuang2

This post is right on the money!!


24 posted on 06/13/2011 6:47:50 PM PDT by dokmad
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To: Greg123456

You got it, pal. No unemployment here in Aspen,CO either!


25 posted on 06/13/2011 6:50:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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