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More Records: Average Duration Of Unemployment; People Not In Labor Force Who Want A Job Now Both At All Time High

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Two more self-explanatory charts: the number of people not in the labor force who want a job now surged to a fresh all time high 7,124 or up by a whopping 303K, while the average duration of unemployment also is at a new record of 39.9 weeks.

Average Duration of Unemployment:

People not in labor force who want jobs now:

h/t John Lohman

 


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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:08 | Link to Comment ads56
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HOPE AND CHANGE! YES WE CAN! THE MESSIAH WILL SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS!

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:23 | Link to Comment trav7777
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WTF jobs are out there for people of average skill and intellect?  They're all in CHINA now.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:30 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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TSA agent

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:25 | Link to Comment snowball777
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He said average.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:43 | Link to Comment laomei
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Well what did you expect to happen when you continually push for business to do whatever the hell they want to and maximize profits by any means necessary?  If you were smart you would have started learning Chinese 10 years ago and come over... distancing yourself as much as possible to any US reliance.  Too late now in all honesty.  But hey, who needs jobs when you have that pocketful of shiny yellow metal.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:03 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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Right. Because China is going to continue to grow at its current rates when its tied at the hip to consumption in the US? If the US or even Europe can't consume don't expect everything to be sunshine and rainbows in China. And if/when the US inflates its currency away, expect China to collapse back into the polluted pit that it is since its fixed assets will be worthless and its US dollars are worth less than the paper its printed on.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:24 | Link to Comment laomei
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Export to the US, while not tiny, is not the end of the world if it falls apart.  A default however... expect to see China confiscate all US assets it has while taking full economic recourse.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:34 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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I would be extremely surprised if China would confiscate US assets especially "all" of them. There is one thing that is certain, if that were to happen you could consider China cut off from the global economy, and more than likely spark war. Its not in Chinese interest, I'd say. But then again its not like every decision ever made was in the "country's interest" and if anything just depends on whether there is a political/moronic knee jerk reaction. China is just as caught up into this massive global ponzi/collapse as anybody else.  Look no further than China continuing to support the clearly collapsing Euro. If the US even remotely starts to "falter" I'd expect China to come in and attempt to prop up that as well.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:42 | Link to Comment laomei
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America defaulting on debt? Guess who gets cut off... here's a hint, it's not China.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:49 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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First they aren't going to "Default." As long as you have a printing press and the will to print money (as clearly shown) there won't be a "default" or at least not how everyone else defines it.

China will get their money, there are no guarrantees it will be worth anything. China isn't stupid to this fact either, that is clear. But what are they going to do about it? Bitch and moan like they're doing now? This is just a fact of life living in a world where fiat currency rules.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:05 | Link to Comment laomei
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China already has clearly stated that devaluing their holdings willingly constitutes a default.

 

All those JVs and American companies sitting in China? Watch that get taken over the next day.  Don't like it? Pay your bills.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:36 | Link to Comment Rhodin
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Dollar is (still) worldwide reserve currency.  If/when it collapses, so does world trade.  Maybe it recovers under new system, maybe very slowly, maybe not at all.  China may indeed nationalise (confiscate) companies, but at that point what will they be worth?  Maybe a war?...excuse to kill off some of the disgruntled extra males in Chinese population?

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:40 | Link to Comment Jack Kreuz
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Westerners are not interested in learning Chinese because honesty, integrity or morality are words that don't exist in that outdated language. No foreigner will move to China unless he is willing to be deceived by that cunning culture. If you live in China, laomei, stay there, as you have a lot of foreign property to embezzle and a lot of foreigners to dupe.  In the meantime, write your comments on your censored websites in your outdated language.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:00 | Link to Comment laomei
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Lol, outdated language.  Chinese is a great language to learn and as long as you come into this country and culture with the right outlook you get great results.  It's primarily the idiots who don't know thing one about this place that make assumptions and fuck up.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 21:55 | Link to Comment Captain Benny
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Idiot westerners... there is no "Chinese" language.  Putonghua / Mandarin is the official language but they have a number of other heavily used languages that are spoken and written throughout the country.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 21:57 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Shoulda told 'em to "Bite the wax tadpole!"

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:34 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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The same will happen to Chinese companies in America. 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:17 | Link to Comment laomei
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Well that would be expected... however the us has had this phobia of letting Chinese in for a long time and seizing assets of a nation you just ripped off isn't really something that will inspire goodwill to the rest of the world.  Say hello to your new ally North Korea.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment laomei
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and more server error ;_;

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:20 | Link to Comment laomei
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damnit.. server error again

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 14:18 | Link to Comment Hacksaw
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That would be the best thing that could happen to the USA. Go for it, I'd love to see you chinks get into fat man Buffett's wallet. One thing you aren't understanding though is that companies in this country aren't owned by the government, except for GM of course and I'd love to see the USA lose their money they tied up in that deal too. Maybe it would teach folks not to bail out the crooks and dim wits who are running these companies.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 14:28 | Link to Comment laomei
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One thing you are not understanding is that it doesn't really make much of a difference, it's not like nationalization of foreign assets has some rule of conduct.  Accounts are frozen and seized, capital assets are taken over, and IP is seized.  America welching on a debt the size it has would prompt similar behavior everywhere else.  Companies may seek compensation from the welcher or they can pound sand...

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:35 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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I believe 30% of Chinese exports come to America. That means millions of chinese will lose their jobs and won't be able to feed their families. 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment laomei
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It's down to around 15% now actually and exports make up around 25% of the GDP.  So exports to america? we're talking 3% GDP... that can be shifted over to something else quite readily.  The question, I guess is what will america do without it's cheap imports that provide the ability for wage slaves (who's wages have not really increased in over 30 years) to think they have a standard of living?

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:04 | Link to Comment ElvisDog
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You're delusional, laomei, or perhaps just a tad too nationalistic. If the Chinese economic growth rate falls below 5% (still growth) their society is going to come apart at the seams. Any confiscation of assets by China and world trade comes to an immediate standstill. Put your jingoism aside for a moment and ponder what happens to an export-dominated, mercantilist economy without growing world trade.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:38 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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How will China confiscate all US assets? Will they put 10 million soldiers on fishing boats and sail across the Pacific to start taking buildings and bridges apart?

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:37 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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Yes go to China and work like a slave in a sweatshop for 14 hours a day to take home $5 and live in an apartment with 10 other people. That's the life. 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:17 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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That's what they say in Mexico:

"yes, go to California an work like a slave on a farm for 14 hours a day to take home $50 and live in an apartment with 10 other people. That's the American Dream."

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:56 | Link to Comment Dental Floss Tycoon
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Homeland Security is hiring.  

They're going to need a lot of them.

 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:26 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Pinkertons with pensions.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:50 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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Wipe that hope and change off your chin.  

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Silver Shield
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There are many reasons to pull the chute...

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Silver Shield
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30 Reasons To Get Out Of Real Estate And Into REAL Assets

http://dont-tread-on.me/30-reasons-to-get-out-of-real-estate-and-into-re...


Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:09 | Link to Comment oogs66
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the report was horrible...no mitigating factors...household was awful, employment rate was only held in check by reduction of labor force...birth/death was large...hourly earnings were flat, weekly avg hours was down....

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:20 | Link to Comment midtowng
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Since those hundreds of thousands of people are no longer in the labor force, they no longer matter. So how long do you think before the government stops counting them?

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:09 | Link to Comment Hedge Jobs
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and what are all these unemployed going to do about it? nothing! the greeks make americans look like pussies.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:26 | Link to Comment trav7777
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WTF can they do about it?

Look, Ross freakin Perot was in the 92 election screaming about NAFTA, which was just one of the first of those trade treaties that was going to usher in limitless prosperity by moving all production offshore.

Well, yeah, while the bubbles were frothing, the people bought the bullshit.  Now, here we are a couple decades later and the chickens have come home to roost.  Now what?  All the jobs for ordinary people are gone.  If you're connected, just like in S. America, you're ok.  If you're brilliant, there is still some room for you in IT.  If you're the right color you get favored hiring in government and for "diversity," (which is our greatest strength, right?).

If you're not in any of these classes, sorry...there's half a billion Chinese just like you willing to tolerate what you take PLUS polluted water, air, and food.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:45 | Link to Comment Hedge Jobs
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thats a defeatist attitude trav and will get you no where. bring the jobs back? get rid of the CEO's that have deliberately hollowed out the US economy? mobilise to remove the corrupt government that have let this rot set in? or sit there and do nothing like what happens now. or yeah, just keep waiting for the "hope and change" to kick in, seems to be working really well so far.

 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:54 | Link to Comment espirit
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Another war front in ...3...2...1...

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:27 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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If Ross Freaking Perot hadn't dropped out of the race temporarily, he would have won.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:10 | Link to Comment 101 years and c...
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amazing how people suddenly want a job now....just as their 99 weeks of free money runs out.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:16 | Link to Comment laomei
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Don't see how it's "free" money, it's from insurance premiums which were paid for it is also the greatest bang for the buck stimulus there has been.  But whatever, just keep telling yourself that supply-side stimulus works.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:56 | Link to Comment Sgt.Sausage
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==>  which were paid for ...

For values of "paid for" that involve paying $400 bucks a year to collect $40,000 ($20K (ish) maximum in my state, 99 weeks = approximately 2 years).

Yeah. That's "paid for" like your Social Security is "paid for". Like Medicare is "paid for". Like Obamacare will be "paid for" -- PONZI STYLE !!!

Quit kidding yourself. It IS "free money".

But whatever, just keep telling yourself that Ponzi schemes work.

 

 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:58 | Link to Comment espirit
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Think about the SS funds you paid into, get some now or later if you're lucky.  Your choice.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:06 | Link to Comment ElvisDog
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Insurance premiums only cover the first 6 months of unemployment. After that, it's a handout pure and simple.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 23:09 | Link to Comment laomei
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Well when there are no jobs and the choice is either to give a small handout or see the homeless population skyrocket and economy die even faster.. then yea, sure, the obvious choice is to kick out the bums.  Get real

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:22 | Link to Comment midtowng
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What makes you think that anyone "suddenly" wants a job? Have you actually looked at the job market these past few years?

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:29 | Link to Comment snowball777
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They tend to forget that millions of these people were, until recently, gainfully employed and working harder than us (unless you think that putting up drywall is a fun hobby).

 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:26 | Link to Comment GeorgeHayduke
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Yeah, most people are just rolling in the money when unemployed. With any luck the folks who have exhausted their benefits will become the first brave souls to help us start the process of weeding out the corruption in the system that has put us here.

As for you, your anger and ignorance about reality make you a good tool for your owners. Keep at it and they might even let you be a house nigger when the bottom falls out of the economy.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:37 | Link to Comment laomei
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When times get tough, just make sure you have enough cash for a gun and gas to get to DC. Might as well go out with a bang.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:59 | Link to Comment Rhodin
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I suspect that is what they are hoping for, gives them an excuse to change to more open repression.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:32 | Link to Comment snowball777
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"Last Man" Syndrome..."well at least I'm not...that guy"; last refuge of the deeply pathetic.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:31 | Link to Comment WonderDawg
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I don't know what world you live in, but not all unemployed people want to milk the gov't tit. That's a very wide net you're casting, and I know a lot of good people who are busting their ass to try to find a job.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:11 | Link to Comment oklaboy
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all hail OBAMA all hail OBAMA!!!!!

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:11 | Link to Comment youngman
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And the last two months revisions were down 44,000........i hope this shuts up some politicians to really get to work...and not just to get in front of the cameras....we really are at a fork in the road for this country...I hope we make the right choice and fix it...rather than destroy it...

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:04 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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The politicians have done enough damage with their wrecking ball laws. The only work they do involves stealing from the dying middle class and giving it to the ultra rich and welfare class

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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it's gonna be pretty damn tough to spin this into some happy bullshit...but I have no doubt CNBC will try.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:14 | Link to Comment Misean
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"People return to the workforce when the ebubblemy is on an upswing..."

That oughta do it.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment snowball777
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I prefer to think of it as 5 million man-years of wasted potential.

 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:23 | Link to Comment midtowng
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One of these days mankind will evolve the economy into something more efficient.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Avg hourly earnings edged down a penny: Biflation bites

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:14 | Link to Comment snowball777
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An ugly limbo contest ensues.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:13 | Link to Comment urbanelf
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Given how it's calculated, if people start switching to dog food, does that mean the CPI will go down?

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:14 | Link to Comment Misean
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The chained-cpi crap...yes.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:18 | Link to Comment PositivelyNegative
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This is a great time for millions of unemployed to have their benefits run out. My state just told me that because things are so good and the unemployment rate in my state is below a certain threshold, that they are cutting my benefits early...Thanks!! I was unaware of how great things were.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:22 | Link to Comment JMT
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Maybe because the majority of people DO HAVE jobs ya think?? I don't want to state the obvious but if you have been unemployed for so long it is because either A) your resume s***ks, B) you have poor interview skills,  C) you may have been badmouthed off the cuff by someone in your industry

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:25 | Link to Comment midtowng
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Ah. So we are in a Greater Depression, but the reason you can't get a job is still because you suck.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:03 | Link to Comment Rhodin
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Or.  Maybe because you will not?

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:20 | Link to Comment King_of_simpletons
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"Unemployment won't be key in 2012" : Obama's Advisor.

So what's the economy without jobs..... A Wall Street Casino with the Fed printing and funding it.

Bravo Banana republic !

 

 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:20 | Link to Comment JMT
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{{{{the report was horrible...no mitigating factors...household was awful, employment rate was only held in check by reduction of labor force...birth/death was large...hourly earnings were flat, weekly avg hours was down....}}}}

 

From what I hear if you unemployed longer than 6 months you are pretty much unemployable (even if the ad doesn't say so). And as a hiring manager said to me at an interview -- most of the resumes he got for this position were s***t.  I got invited back two days later for 'lunch' with the company (which consisted of eating with them for 1 hour then being sent on my way) and never heard back. 

Hoever, in the Boston MA area (or actually anywhere east of I 495 in Massachuetts) it seems like the economy and job growth is booming.  Recruiters report they have literally thousands of positions that cannot be filled..  The colleges graduate thousands every year and I haven't heard of anyone having trouble finding a job even since mommy & daddy foot the $60,000  a year it costs to goto BU or BC

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:49 | Link to Comment W T Effington
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Open your eyes and ears dumbass.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:12 | Link to Comment Rhodin
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Most of those positions that "cannot be filled" are designed that way, so H1Bs can be "temporarily" hired to fill the gap at great savings.  Of course the H1Bs don't meet all the requirements either, but that's ok, since they are "only temporary" (forever).  Yet every year those interviews have to be held to "prove" the position cannot be filled domestically

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:59 | Link to Comment RKDS
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I can always tell someone who's beeing unemployed and struggled to find a job from the loudmouths who've never had to suffer through it but think they know everything.

All I can say is keep trying and eventually you'll meet an interviewer who knows what the hell they're doing, even if you have to apply for government jobs to find them.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:20 | Link to Comment JMT
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{{{{the report was horrible...no mitigating factors...household was awful, employment rate was only held in check by reduction of labor force...birth/death was large...hourly earnings were flat, weekly avg hours was down....}}}}


From what I hear if you unemployed longer than 6 months you are pretty much unemployable (even if the ad doesn't say so). And as a hiring manager said to me at an interview -- most of the resumes he got for this position were s***t.  I got invited back two days later for 'lunch' with the company (which consisted of eating with them for 1 hour then being sent on my way) and never heard back. 

Hoever, in the Boston MA area (or actually anywhere east of I 495 in Massachuetts) it seems like the economy and job growth is booming.  Recruiters report they have literally thousands of positions that cannot be filled..  The colleges graduate thousands every year and I haven't heard of anyone having trouble finding a job even since mommy & daddy foot the $60,000  a year it costs to goto BU or BC

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:21 | Link to Comment BeerWhisperer
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President to speak at 10:30 on unemployment. Get to the bottom of the evil unemployment speculators causing spikes.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:24 | Link to Comment John Law Lives
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QE1 and QE2 worked so well (for TBTF banks) that they (TBTF banks) MUST have QE3.

 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:27 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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It's interesting how the spikes get higher the further we get away from WWII. I's like to see a chart leading up to it.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:32 | Link to Comment laomei
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Furthermore, as an accellerationist, I applaud this news

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:38 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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I thought Goolsby had moved on ... yet we see this parrot talking on CNBC still.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:55 | Link to Comment sbenard
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Let's face it! This IS a Depression!

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:10 | Link to Comment White.Star.Line
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I see increased corporate profits coming!

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:27 | Link to Comment sbenard
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Now I know what a depression looks like!

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:13 | Link to Comment PulauHantu29
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One problem I see first hand is that employers in my area are hring but few Americans want those jobs since they collect more form unemployment benefits.

It's a dilemma at this point that has to break. My idea is to have benefits decrease with time ...this provides more incentive to look for a job since with each coming week your benefit is lower.

The other issue is repatriation of all the illegals. That would free up about 10 Million jobs right there.

GL!

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:14 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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Unemployment tops out at $400/wk in most states. Most people get less than that. If those jobs are paying less than unemployment, then they are violating minimum wage laws.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:17 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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Unemployment tops out at $400/wk in most states. Most people get less than that. If those jobs are paying less than unemployment, then they are violating minimum wage laws.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 13:19 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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Unemployment tops out at $400/wk in most states. Most people get less than that. If those jobs are paying less than unemployment, then they are violating minimum wage laws.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 14:02 | Link to Comment RKDS
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And the difference between losing your home when unemployment runs out (if you didn't lose it when you became unemployed) and losing your home because McDonalds doesn't pay enough is what exactly?

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:38 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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When you lose your home, you can sell all the made in china junk for food money and move in to an apartment where you rightly belong.

Too many Americans think they are entitled to a home.

 

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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Cut off unemployment after 99 weeks, and allow idiots to move to north dakota where unemployment is 3%.

 

Also allow American teenagers to apply for jobs held by illegal aliens.

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