Skip to comments.9.9 Percent Unemployment, 99 Vulnerable House Democrats — I See a Connection!
Posted on 05/08/2010 11:31:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The storm is receding and the skies are brightening, Obama said, days before unemployment increased from 9.7 percent to 9.9 percent.
Okay, so our economy actually created a decent number of jobs this month, which is actual good news. Not the things are getting worse less rapidly than they were before good news, but good news that represents actual progress.
But discouraged workers those who had given up looking for work are getting off the sidelines, and so were seeing the inverse of the phenomenon I described in this video. Instead of moving from unemployed to discouraged, workers who were discouraged are looking for work and not finding it, putting them back in the unemployed category.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
That modest good news of jobs created is overwhelmed by the bigger picture:
The U.S. jobless rate rose to 9.9% in April, the first increase in three months, but the governments broader measure of unemployment ticked up for the third month in a row, rising 0.2 percentage point to 17.1%.
The comprehensive gauge of labor underutilization, known as the U-6″ for its data classification by the Labor Department, accounts for people who have stopped looking for work or who cant find full-time jobs. Though the rate is still 0.3 percentage point below its high of 17.4% in October, its continuing divergence from the official number (the U-3″ unemployment measure) indicates the job market has a long way to go before growth in the economy translates into relief for workers.
(On another video, I showcased all the gloomy signs of a lousy economy, even in a community where the official unemployment rate is only a bit above 5 percent.) If the unemployment numbers in September and October are close to todays 9.9 percent, the number of GOP wins will be on the high end of that list of 99 I assembled.
I hope Agent 99 helps in the campaigns :)
This headline reminds me of that old song 99 bottles of beer.
Ninety-nine vulnerable dems at the polls,
Ninety-nine vulnerable dems.
You vote one out,
Cheer and shout
Ninety-eight vulnerable dems at the polls.
(Sigh) If it were only that easy to get rid of them.
99 Vulnerable House Democrats I See a Connection!
And in June we will have college graduates joining the would be work force, along with high school grads who won’t go on....I bet Obummer is dreading how to spin those numbers.
How about 99 Luftballons?
Yes.. darn those MSM so-called ‘journalists’ who assigned Republicans to be ‘red’...
That was the late, oh so venerated Tim Russert's doing.
“so our economy actually created a decent number of jobs this month,”
Did it really? Are the “discouraged workers” drinking the BLS cool-aide or did they just run out of unemployment benefits?
I wonder what the unemployment number would be without the temporary Census jobs.
That song by Toto would make a good theme song for November.
NUMBERS Never Lie, right? :)
Of course, all of the billions of “Stimulas” dollars being pumped into the economy just in time to spur the economy for the elections...
DON’T BE FOOLED FOLKS.....
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