Comments on: The good, bad, and persistently ugly news about the job market http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/01/02/the-good-bad-and-persistently-ugly-news-about-the-job-market/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jyy http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/01/02/the-good-bad-and-persistently-ugly-news-about-the-job-market/comment-page-1/#comment-49 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 04:31:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=658#comment-49 “As this Reuters chart shows, the average length of unemployment is now 37.2 weeks, suggesting that many Americans could face a gap of almost 11 weeks without benefits”

This assumes that the length of unemployment doesn’t change. If the Feds do not extend the unemployment, the data could indicate whether the unemployment duration was elevated BECAUSE of the extended length of compensation, or maybe not…

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/01/02/the-good-bad-and-persistently-ugly-news-about-the-job-market/comment-page-1/#comment-48 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 04:01:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=658#comment-48 I am a lawyer who has been homeless and still is borderline homeless. Over the holidays I received two one line text’s from my brothers who are retired military and whose jobs depend on government contracts with one SES with the civil service. Culturally, times have changed since the 1st depression. Families no longer help family members like they used to. It is a battle to get restarted in this economy. The other day I saw a billboard that said “help the homeless.” Having lived in my car cleaning up at rest stops I can relate. I worked day labor for a while. There should be a law against using temporary help to do jobs that workers compensation will not insure. What those people do after they are hurt and cannot work and are afraid to let anyone know is a terrible statement about America. Happy New Year. I pray for better leadership in our country – for everyone who is suffering in this economy.

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By: reality-again http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/01/02/the-good-bad-and-persistently-ugly-news-about-the-job-market/comment-page-1/#comment-47 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:26:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=658#comment-47 Tell me something I don’t know.
Yet another proof that the Fed’s QE has achieved nothing in the past 2.5 years except hyper-inflation in stock prices.
Lunacy? Idiocy?
Perhaps both combined.

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By: MarkHouston http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/01/02/the-good-bad-and-persistently-ugly-news-about-the-job-market/comment-page-1/#comment-46 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:35:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=658#comment-46 The question should be why any news organization reports on the unemployment figure when the labor participation rate is available. The unemplyment rate is an awkwardly defined number meant to obscure the problem whereas particpation is as clean a number as the government can provide and not subject (as much) to manipulation

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