Comments on: That stubbornly high unemployment rate http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Nikkilarsson http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-21401 Wed, 01 Dec 2010 14:01:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-21401 As unemployment rate is decreasing in private sector according to household survey, as I’ve read in one of the blogs http://www.mikeastrachan.com/. It also said that rate is decreasing but in slower rate.

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By: writer6 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15537 Sat, 05 Jun 2010 10:56:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15537 70% of the long time unemployed are over age 45. Ok, Here’s a crazy, new idea: Instead of extended unemployment so that middle aged workers can wait it out another two years,collecting welfare and food aid, how about job training instead? Do you think the Obama administration would go for it, or is this concept too insane for liberals to comprehend?

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By: Dolmance http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15531 Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:19:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15531 ALL recessions are followed by several years of stubborn unemployment. Unfortunately, the Republicans in their cynicism being fully aware of this fact, have intended from the beginning of this economic disaster that they created, to exploit it to the fullest extent so they can get back in power and complete the plunder of the American people.

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By: dcrimso http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15526 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 22:21:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15526 To rightwingRob. The last decade of which the right wing was in charge was a lost decade of job growth. Why? Because the right wing successfully carried out class warfare, and created one of the most unequal democratic countries on the face of the planet. It’s laughable that the right wing cries like a baby about “socialist” tendencies from Obama, when in fact, we live under an oligarchy system controlled by the wealthy.

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By: Wrathskellar http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15525 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 22:03:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15525 We have a long way to go on unemployment. First the companies have to increase workers to full time, as a lot of people are working 4 days a week or took 10-20% paycuts so no one had to be fired. Then once they are busy enough for that, they will work them overtime for a while to make up lost wages and be sure its not a temporary bump in business. When people get burnt out on overtime, only THEN will we start to see increases in hiring. Plus I think a lot of companies have used this to trim the fat on a more permanent basis than we would like.

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By: TheArtOfDiet http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15523 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 21:58:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15523 Our economy is seeing a fundamental shift: Manufacturing is moving overseas. So now we have a service economy, where people are trying to cheat each other.

What is the government doing to help? Instead of pouring cash into infrastructure, it spends borrowed money on census workers and unions and the lying Al Gores.

Just now, 150 school districts cut school week down to 4 days, instead of lay off teachers.

Indeed, people are trying to cheat each other. Nothing get built. And the biggest cheaters are government officials. Look at Greece and how they hid their accounting gimmicks.

How many more cheaters can this economy employ??? It will take a long time for unemployment to come down.

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By: dicktracy150 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15514 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 20:58:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15514 Mr rightwing, my post was more about the economy not being bad as everyone makes it out to be than about politics. As can be seen from the link that I posted, nonfarm jobs don’t go up in a straight line. In 2003 in November only 18 nonfarm jobs were added after 203 the previous month. So people need to stop being chicken littles and be more pragmatic.

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By: rightwingRob http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15512 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 20:24:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15512 Excuse me Mr. Dick Tracy150 I think Barry was sworn in as President in January 2009 unemployment was 7.6%. President Obama promised if we spent $865 billion dollars on the Democrat’s stimulus plan unemployment would hold steady at 8% He said his plan would save or create over 2 million jobs. Now over a year later we have lost over 4 million jobs, and stand at 9.7 % or higher without all the census jobs. I think the verdict has come in and it reads guilty of economic failure. Recycling failed Democratic and dare I say European socialist policies is obviously not the answer.

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By: dicktracy150 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15511 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 20:10:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15511 Regarding “has to create new jobs”, why is everyone blaming the admin for the unemployment rate then?

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By: invention13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/04/that-stubbornly-high-unemployment-rate/comment-page-1/#comment-15509 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 19:54:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4129#comment-15509 The government doesn’t have to create jobs, they just have to stop doing things that create uncertainty, make businesses nervous and reluctant to take on new workers.

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