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Lies, Damn Lies, and Unemployment Rates

Isn't it wonderful how miraculously the economy has turned around this year. The unemployment rate, currently at 8.2%, continues to go down. Pretty soon, everyone will have a job. Or not.

There are a few details being left out of the mainstream media reports on unemployment. The percentage of participants in the labor force has been falling much of this decade. The measure of this is the total number of employed divided by the total population. Part of it is early retirement, part are welfare queens, and the vast majority are those dropping out of the work force.

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http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-really-analyze-us-employment.html

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000



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Added: May-14-2012 Occurred On: May-14-2012
By: joe prole
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Tags: Unemployment rate, Statistics & lies
Location: United States (load item map)
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  • The Left is very good at playing "make believe."
    In fact, they live in a world of "make believe."
    I just call them what they are, fucking Liar's.

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  • lets not let details get in the way of President Obama's 2008/2012 campaign effort.

    (did he ever really stop campaigning?)

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  • you should see how they fiddle the unemployment stats in the uk ,its called mandatory work as in volunter program it starts with 4 weeks unpaid work then 8 weeks then wait for it 36 weeks unpaid work.

    when you are on this slave labour course you are classed as in work but on benofits

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  • The lamestream media should be prosecuted for falsifying information the way they do.

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  • You make some good posts joe. Voted again. If you think this sort of fiction is wild I can't imagine what manipulations and lies about the condition of the US await us between now and election day.

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  • keep shopping at walmart rofl,buy foreign products because they are cheaper,and as long as the national debt continues to grow,and we are not on the gold standard,and our politicians keep printing more money that's not backed up(i.e. inflation)iit will continue to be this way and grow worse,politicians should not get patted on the back for keeping inflation under 10%,if it's above 0 it is bad.hellooooo.

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  • Never fear,
    this time next year when a new president(R) occupies the white house,
    ... a sobering reality will be unleashed. The 99 weekers were forgotten about!
    the true unemployment rate of 17% will rear its ugly head.

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  • Politics. It don't take a genius!

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  • its lies to keep the stocks high if the truth about it gets out it will drop lots of points and its what they dont want because they have their money in it

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  • The unemployment rate is measured by those who qualify unemployment insurance. Once you have used up your claim or got a job that exceeds the pay out; you then come off the list.

    It has never been an accurate measure of the number of people who are actually seeking full time employment.

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