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NFP +36,000, Huge Miss To +146,000 Expectations, 9% Unemployment, Not Seasonally Adjusted U-6 Surges From 16.6% to 17.3%

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  • Change in Private Payrolls (Jan) M/M 50K vs. Exp. 145K (Prev. 113K)
  • Change in Manufacturing Payrolls (Jan) M/M 49K vs. Exp. 10K (Prev. 10K)
  • Seasonally adjusted U-6 underemployment 16.1% from 16.6% previously
  • Much more importantly, Not-seasonally adjusted U-6 surged from 16.6% to 17.3%!
  • The civilian labor force declined from 153,690
    to 153,186
  • Government workers: from 20,759K to 20,740K
  • Labor force participation at 64.2%, the lowest since March March 1984
  • Part-time workers for economic reasons: 8,407
  • Part-time workers for non-economic reasons: 17,552
  • Birth/Death adjustment: -339,000

We are now all awaiting Snow Lavorgna to appear and explain how January snow is to blame for genital herpes, among every other bad thing in the world.

From the report:

The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.0 percent in January, while nonfarm payroll employment changed little (+36,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in manufacturing and in retail trade but was down in construction and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in most other major industries changed little over the month.

The unemployment rate (9.0 percent) declined by 0.4 percentage point for the second month in a row. (See table A-1.) The number of unemployed persons decreased by about 600,000 in January to 13.9 million, while the labor force was unchanged. (Based on data adjusted for updated population controls. See table C.)

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (8.8 percent), whites (8.0 percent), and Hispanics (11.9 percent) declined in January. The unemployment rates for adult women (7.9 percent), teenagers (25.7 percent), and blacks (15.7 percent) were little changed. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.9 percent, not seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

The number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs fell from 8.9 to 8.5 million in January. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) edged down to 6.2 million and accounted for 43.8 percent of the unemployed. (See tables A-11 and A-12.)

After accounting for the annual adjustment to the population controls, the employment-population ratio (58.4 percent) rose in January, and the labor force participation rate (64.2 percent) was unchanged. (See tables A-1 and C.)

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) declined from 8.9 to 8.4 million in January. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.)

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Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:33 | 934265 HelluvaEngineer
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Huge bar on /ES.  Someone is frantically defending the futures.  Isn't this huge volume for after hours?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:33 | 934279 firstdivision
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There's huge bars all over the place on all markets.  Doesn't make sense unless algos are currently confused due to the 9% number mixed with that massive employment miss.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:37 | 934298 HelluvaEngineer
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The real time 5 minute chart on the futures looked strange - started to drop like a rock and immediately huge (programmed?) buying stepped in.  Looks like volume on that bar was as high as the brief selloff during trading hours yesterday.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:39 | 934312 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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It's all lies, the algos have no reason to understand these numbers, just like us humans don't. They don't make sense, they are completely fabricated numbers. All governments do is lie.

If it doesn't stand up to scrutinity then it's a lie.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:56 | 934404 Oh regional Indian
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They're not numbers Funkyman. They are NUMBers.

When you see them as such, you ignore them unless you want to be NUMBered.

I'm glad this scam's days are NUMBered. Once the BDI slips into triple digits, it's just a matter of time.

After that, while money fall like pretty snowflakes from the sky, it won't buy you much.

Except maybe, a snowflake.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:49 | 934376 TruthInSunshine
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It was...


....The Snow!!!!!

Weather Hurt U.S. Job Growth in January
Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:51 | 934384 snowball777
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Haters gotta hate!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:55 | 934403 silvertrain
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 Funny I've never hear anyone say that the number was high because we had awesome whether last month..

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:44 | 934352 Twindrives
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The Federal Reserve is Benocide Bernanke's Frankenstein.  His creation terrorizes the world.  

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:30 | 934267 TrihumpTheInsultDog
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Get a job Bitchez!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:36 | 934299 whatsinaname
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Rally On

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:44 | 934348 whatz that smell
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soften 'em up with the sound cannon and tear gas... then nuke-em with the bernanke put!


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:48 | 934372 Azannoth
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"The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.0" at this rate we'll have a surplus of jobs next year without any1 actually working

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:29 | 934551 Armando Javier ...
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That is funny

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:48 | 934644 ElvisDog
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If my math is correct, they seasonally-adjusted an additional 2M workers into the ranks of the employed.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:31 | 934269 firstdivision
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You forgot to mention that it was due to weather, except that drop to 9% was becuase of the awesome work of the Bernak!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:33 | 934281 Max Hunter
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9% according to the survey... Good Grief.. Looks like they are kicking the rhetoric up a notch..

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:00 | 934397 firstdivision
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Pat Robertson said the miss was becuase the people were looking for gay jobs, in gay industries.  So god made it snow a lot to pervent the people from getting gay jobs, in gay industries.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:13 | 934486 cosmictrainwreck
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am a little dubious /sarc, but will definitely check it out next time I talk with the Almighty

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:44 | 934626 firstdivision
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If you don't get the joke, google Pat Robertson , snowstorm. 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 12:03 | 934910 sun tzu
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I'm sure that's relevant, because Pat Robertson is the cause of this country's economic problems

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:31 | 934272 lynnybee
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Non - farm payrolls .     Well, if I can't find a decent job in the "non-farm" space, then, I guess I'll have to start looking in FARM PAYROLLS !!  ........ time to drop out of "their game" & find my own game.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:33 | 934273 etrader
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Explains the Gold buy basket move , yesterday afternoon ;-)

Its all the snows fault.....

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:32 | 934276 uhb
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Astonishing how few jobs you get for 1,400,000,000,000 new debt per year . buahuahua!!!!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:32 | 934277 EscapeKey
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Lies, damn lies, and government statistics.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:04 | 934440 docj
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Yep - worst employment participation rate in 26-years and the "headline" number is materially better than the lows of the recession.

The Ministry of Truth at "work".

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:33 | 934278 Shocker
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Wait one second, so we dropped to 9.0% unemployment. That is horrible because unemployment hasn't dropped. It means more people are now out of the system. Check for yourself


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:34 | 934288 uhb
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can't be, there are only 40,000,000 amerivans on food stamps. it would be funny if it wasnt so depressing.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:36 | 934301 EscapeKey
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You're preaching to the choir.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:40 | 934326 Shocker
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Well I'm glad some people see, the crazyness :-)

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:34 | 934280 101 years and c...
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bernanke is accomplishing his mandate of lowering unemployment.  too bad its only because he's made the situation so impossible, everyone is giving up looking.  good job ben, you genocidal, lying sack of shit. 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:34 | 934283 fastishplastic
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why would they report a more-truth today of all days? 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:35 | 934285 youngman
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And unemployment down to 9%.....they just drop people off the the foodstamp number..its a better number..they do not drop off there...they just announced 500,000 dropped off the what do those people do...they file for foodstamps....this is a joke...with Bernanke yesterday...and these numbers...we are a joke...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:42 | 934339 uhlmant
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so we drop unemployment to 9% but inflation kicking in.  Misery index increasing.  We need a new economy misery index that accounts for the throngs on food stamps and u-6.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 13:15 | 935227 ToddGak
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Didn't you guys see the USA Today article yesterday?  Our standards of living are better than ever...because we pay twice as much for housing and health care than we did in 1980, even inflation adjusted...and we have iPhones.  And you can get a t-shirt at Walmart for $3.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:35 | 934286 john milton
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must be the snow effect instead of wealth effect

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:35 | 934289 papaswamp
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NILF skyrockets by more than 2.2 million. Ouch!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:36 | 934302 uhb
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NILF? I only care about MILF's ;)

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:50 | 934381 KTV Escort
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it'll cost you, they need work

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:39 | 934315 Stuart
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any analyst or commentator that does not point this out or worse, tries to ignore it, is the one that needs to be ignored from that point on, period.  

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:35 | 934290 Cognitive Dissonance
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Some idiot is on CNBC saying these numbers are meaningless because of January weather. Of course, if jobs had been up 200k the numbers would have been full of meaning.

Ass wipe.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:41 | 934328 EscapeKey
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Well, the only shocking thing in that statement is the admission that you watch CNBC!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:01 | 934419 Cognitive Dissonance
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I watch and listen to CNBC during breaking news moments. Otherwise it's running in the background on one of my monitors with the sound muted. As a financial planner and broker who manges money, I would be a fool not to be aware of what's going on, regardless of how insane it might be. 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:32 | 934560 TrihumpTheInsultDog
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Wow you sound like a real big shot trader. Multi monitor setup, maybe a phone bank with direct lines to the trading pits, RAN Squawk (so you can hear what they are saying about you when you decide to move the markets).

Just wow!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 12:08 | 934928 Blano
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Lol, I read that as "broker who mangles money."

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 12:49 | 935095 Founders Keeper
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[I would be a fool not to be aware of what's going on, regardless of how insane it might be.]---Cognitive Dissonance

I agree, CD.

I keep track of the MSM as well, regardless of their spin. I need to know what's being fed to the public in order to gauge where the general public is at emotionally/mentally. I go else where for truth.

Yeah, if I had a personal money manager, you bet I would want him or her surrounded by banks of monitors, including CNBC in the background.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:43 | 934344 pazmaker
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admitting that you watch CNBC says a lot.  :)

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 14:01 | 935440 Quantum Nucleonics
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Come on now, a sizeable number of the people here watch CNBC at least occassionally.  It's easier to deduce the truth if you know the lies and disinformation. Back in the good old days, the CIA read every word of Pravda every day.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 14:07 | 935452 Quantum Nucleonics
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Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:43 | 934346 Max Hunter
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Zamboner from Moodies.. LOL..

I like what Santini on the floor said.. about one of those talking heads not being a cool aid drinker.. :)

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:53 | 934398 Founders Keeper
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Saw that.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:45 | 934354 firstdivision
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I cannot believe you waste your time watching that crap.  Tom Keen's reaction to the numbers was worth a listen.  Listening to Bill Gross on BBRadio talking about the numbers.  Better than people trying to blame the numbers on the weather and nothing more. 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:09 | 934416 tickhound
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I find cnbc to be an incredibly accurate and very informative contrarion indicator. For those of us who did watch... pre-announcement of the six "analysts" was like an orgy in ecstasy of anticipated over performance. Post-announcement, following the list of excuses, was like someone bringing in a horse with a hard-on in which case only Steve Liesman remained excited. I wish I recorded it.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 12:54 | 935116 equity_momo
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You made me laugh,thanks.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:01 | 934429 Cognitive Dissonance
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I don't waste my time watching that crap. I do tune in during breaking news moments. See my comment above. I run money for a living. I need to know what's going on regardless of how insane it is.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:30 | 934554 pazmaker
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hmmmm  I recall you passing judgment on me because I said I flip through the radio dial on my way home from work and sometimes listen to Hannity...Judge not and you shall not be judged.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:35 | 934291 AldoHux_IV
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The NFP has been pathetic no matter how the lamestream media/punditry try to spin it.  It's not worth all the economic carnage that Ber-satan-ke has been imposing on the world economy.  Trillions of dollars later and all we have is a worthless market that does not even portend to an economy.  It's become a greedy mechanism ever dependent upon the worthless teet of the fed.

U.S.A, U.S.A!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:35 | 934294 small watcher
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More to come

More what? Revisions? Lies? Random numbers?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:35 | 934296 equity_momo
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9% >.< what happened , did we give Michigan to Canada last month?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:36 | 934300 denarii
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they removed 500k from the labour force over the month....

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:21 | 934303 Bob
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9.0%?!  WTF.

A massive increase in part-time employment?  Average work week decreased by 0.2 hours.

That can't be reconciled with the drop in U6, though. 

Farms must be booming. 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:37 | 934305 aztrader
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Another day in the twlight zone.   These pricks will do anything to keep the ponzi going.  I wonder how many of the jobs were part time.  These reports should be criminal.  Liesman keeps spinning like madman.  No one wants the truth.  This bubble is getting uglier every day...........

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:13 | 934485 Founders Keeper
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[These reports should be criminal.  Liesman keeps spinning like madman.  No one wants the truth.]---aztrader

I fear for the lives of these CNBC hosts. When the market indices eventually drop, the talking heads will be in grave danger.

By Feb and Mar 2009, I feared Cramer (with his call for June 09 real estate bottom) wouldn't live to see 2010.

Seriously. The spin and lies are criminal. We have a court system in which to bring grievances. I hope and pray no harm comes to these talking heads at the hands of crazies acting outside the rule of law.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:18 | 934507 overmedicatedun...
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Founders, your charity towards criminal MSM could be better used to support those pushed to violence that take such action..of the two who has committed the worst crime?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:40 | 934598 Founders Keeper
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[Founders, your charity towards criminal MSM could be better used to support those pushed to violence...]---overmedicatedun...

Crimes are prosecuted in a court of law, not the streets. 


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:07 | 934700 overmedicatedun...
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"Crimes are prosecuted in a court of law, not the streets. "

Courts that are blind to power,equal and fair.. go find one.



Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:47 | 934854 Founders Keeper
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[Courts that are blind to power,equal and fair.. go find one.]---overmedicatedun...

Doing the right thing, such as observing the rule of law, is always the harder thing to do.

Given the choice between doing what's right or skirting the law for quick personal justification, I'll take the lawful harder way every time.

The "good guys" don't have it easy. But, we do it anyway.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:37 | 934306 the not so migh...
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Good work Bernank douch

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:37 | 934307 Kina
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9% no doubt because a massive increase to those on food stamps. Soon unemployment will be 4% and food stamps 80m

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:38 | 934308 Xibalba
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that's a lot of people going on emergency benefits

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:38 | 934310 thepigman
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It's official. We are a friggin joke.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:37 | 934311 Astute Investor
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Love the excuses coming out of CNBS:

(1) Numbers are meaningless - though it wouldn't be if they were up

(2) Weather

(3) January hardest month to predict

(4) Discrepancy between establishment and household survey - not capturing all of new self-employed

(5) U-6 went down to 16.1%

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:41 | 934335 Id fight Gandhi
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They're actually saying how close we are to an 8 handle on the number.

The prez will be all over this drop in unemployment.

Fuck this

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:44 | 934349 youngman
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yes they are missing all the new Hookers.....women and Men(yuck) that are prostitutes now to survive..its a third world country now...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:44 | 934353 equity_momo
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That fking douche Mark Zandi needs to stfu and never appear in public again.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:38 | 934313 thepigman
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Go ahead and

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:49 | 934375 HelluvaEngineer
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There's no dip to buy!  You had a 11ms window of opportunity.  F*ck this market.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:39 | 934318 HankyPankyBernanke
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Must be PM whacking time.....yup there they go....

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:40 | 934320 voltaic
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Sadly the consuming mob and MSM only tracks the U3 unemployment rate, so as far as the ministry of propaganda is concerned , 9% unemployment helps their case of saying "all is well, jobs are coming back, go buy more things". I think this is the first report that tracks unemployment past 99 weeks. That should be interesting. 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:40 | 934322 Kina
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Those figures are scary and = a lot of pain a suffering for a lot of people and for many more to come.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:40 | 934323 thetruth
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and silver falls

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:40 | 934324 alexwest
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********** DETECTED LIE LIE LIE *********

Series Id: LNU00000000
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Series title: (Unadj) Population Level
Labor force status: Civilian noninstitutional population
Type of data: Number in thousands
Age: 16 years and over

DEC2010 -238,889 THOU
JAN 2011 - 238,704 THOU



Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:40 | 934325 thepigman
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Plenty of part time jobs for bedpan

emptiers and mini-mart clerks.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:40 | 934327 alexwest
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********** DETECTED LIE LIE LIE *********

Series Id: LNU00000000
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Series title: (Unadj) Population Level
Labor force status: Civilian noninstitutional population
Type of data: Number in thousands
Age: 16 years and over

DEC2010 -238,889 THOU
JAN 2011 - 238,704 THOU



Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:14 | 934365 Bob
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So that's about .08%?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 15:18 | 935743 Head for the Hills
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Holy shit, the FEMA death camps are real!!!!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:41 | 934329 dpr10
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9% ha why not 8%..??

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:41 | 934331 Sathington Willougby
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Central planning sucks prosperity and blows lawbankers.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:41 | 934333 WineSorbet
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Where's HaMy?  I need a laugh.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:46 | 934362 thepigman
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Hamy would say: The fewer people employed by corporations

the higher the corporate profits. This

is truly good news for Ameica.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:51 | 934382 EscapeKey
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Don't forget his "more people out of work = less petrol consumed = lower petrol prices = bullish" statement a few days ago. That was classic.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:42 | 934334 gookempucky
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TD Cairo coverage live here-----


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:42 | 934336 A Man without Q...
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50% more jobs created in Canada than in the USA... nice

The elite in America have no interest creating jobs.  As can be seen by the futures, the market prefers high unemployment as it means more cheap money.  What a fucking joke.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:43 | 934343 The Axe
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Please people are just giving up finding a job....thats the real take on the number...sad fucking sad     still the market will go up....

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:44 | 934345 tmosley
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Waiting on the revision down to -86K to make next months numbers look good.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:44 | 934350 thepigman
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Long term structural unemployment confirmed,


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:48 | 934355 TruthInSunshine
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Big Ben Bernkakke is 100% confident that unemployment fell, according to the the only metric that matters. So there.

These assholes get to rig the game, get to whisper leak the 'expectations,' and then fail to even come remotely close to even the low-threshold expectations...

How screwed is this country?

a) Very screwed

b) Way more screwed than choice a above

c) In the process of Bernankicide (aka so screwed, we're going to need more lube)

p.s. - Bernanke has expanded the Fed's balance sheet by 3 trillion, and backstopped 13 trillion in default swap and other credit-denominated liabilities, which will become a taxpayer off-shoved liability soon (right now, it's merely taking out savers and the fiscally prudent of the last 20 years), and we get this broke dick economy with massive national deficits, and a Wall Street that enriches itself at the expense of the country and Main Street getting more massive holes gashed into their hull. Thanks, Bernanke! You're doing a heckuva job on all measures!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:57 | 934413 tinsmith
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Choice D - Huddled in the corner shivering and covered in sweat wondering what just happened, oblivious to the line of banksters at the door waiting to get their shot at us.  The U.S. has been screwed, and is about to get more of the same.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:46 | 934360 Commander Cody
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I'm sure Harry will be along shortly to effuse about the significant reduction in the unemployment figure and to remind us of how well the economy is picking up.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:46 | 934364 fastishplastic
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sometimes i wish i'd never learned reading, writing or arithmetic. then i might be able to understand

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:20 | 934747 A_MacLaren
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Just take the Blue Pill.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:47 | 934367 Stuart
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Obama!!!, Egypt on Line #1.  Egypt: "er, uh, does this report mean you're going to be tied up with your own problems?   We can give you advise how to deal with the millions of people that are going to march down your Pennsylvania Ave later this year if you like."   

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:48 | 934371 whatz that smell
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500,000 workers "disappeared"... good for the robots; bad for the vanished.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:59 | 934424 tmosley
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Good news, everyone!  They all froze to death!  That means more jobs for the rest of us!

You see, if we just kill everyone without a job, it makes the numbers look better.  Then the unemployed will be forced to take jobs for no pay.  Then they can pretend to work, and we can pretend to pay them.  Problem solved!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:48 | 934373 fastishplastic
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rotfc / sacc - (rolling on the floor crying - sitting at computer crying)

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:49 | 934374 Racer
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How much longer can they keep up the green shoot Hopium excuses. This is in reality Great Depression 2 and rapidly becoming the Greatest Depression thanks to Genocidal Benron

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:50 | 934379 countryboy42
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So, let me get this straight. 36,000 new jobs is good for a .4% decrease in unemployment. Ok, according to my math, that means that there are only 810,000 people still unemployed. Hmmmm, something don't add up to this countryboy. Sounds more like someone pissing on my leg, and telling me it's raining.

Fuck it, fur prices are up, i'm gonna go whack some coyotes this weekend.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:49 | 934380 dryam
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Why not give three numbers?

1)  Total Americans

2)  Total Unemployed Americans

3)  Total Underemployed Americans


This isn't fucking rocket science.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:10 | 934470 flaunt
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Well that would be too straightforward and honest.  We are talking about the gov't after all.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 13:52 | 935383 ToddGak
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What's sad is that not only do most people not know how the "official" number is calculated, they don't care.  They hear "unemployment drops to 9%" and they think, "Garsh, I might get a job soon myself...time to buy a new 3-D TV on my fifth credit card!"

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:51 | 934386 usexpat
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This market is SO rigged. I am furious. Every time, most of us are right with our more negative views and the market goes up anyway!..Now these experts on CNBC, except for Santelli, are saying, oh, no big deal, meaningless, don't trust the figures...and the futures are up! What a bunch of BS

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:02 | 934437 TruthInSunshine
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"...more negative views..."

More realistic views, you meant.

There is a big difference between realism and negativism.

Realism will save the astute person's ass.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:52 | 934389 thepigman
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the markets are so rigged by the bernank, it's unbelievable.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:52 | 934393 MarkTwainsMustache
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My goodness, the U.S. labor force is being decimated...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:53 | 934394 HankyPankyBernanke
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Only one sollution when QE runs out, send in Chuck Norris. The market will only close red if Chuck says it can....

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:53 | 934395 alexwest
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let me put my analysis.

in june 2007
## (Unadj) Civilian noninstitutional population was 231,713 th
## Total private unadj - 116,603 th (TOP OF JOBS)

fast forward
2011 jan

## (Unadj) Civilian noninstitutional population was 238,704 th
## Total private unadj - 106,071 th




Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:55 | 934399 virgilcaine
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dreaded deflation coming..BDI back to Jan 09 levels.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:54 | 934400 dpr10
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The employment rate posted a new low for the recessionary period - 57.6%, falling below the 57.8% registered in January of 2010. 

There has been no improvement - at all - in the employment picture, and in fact the employed rate, as a percentage of the non-institutionalized population, is now the worst it has been since the economic downturn began.

Recovery my ass.from Karl Denninger..

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 12:05 | 934917 snowball777
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Whiner! - P. Gramm

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:55 | 934401 uhb
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These numbers remember me of the numbers of the former USSR. we're all on our course to reach our 5-year-plan goals.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:55 | 934402 Sancho Ponzi
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My friend who is retired and volunteers at a food bank told me about an older gentleman who had relied on the food bank's assistance for the last couple years while he searched for employment. Despondent about his inablility to find a job the poor gent recently took his own life. 

The recent rise in the S&P 500 doesn't do jack for 80% of this country, Ben, and don't you ever forget it.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 13:25 | 935253 Founders Keeper
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[Despondent about his inablility to find a job the poor gent recently took his own life.]---Sancho Ponzi

That is a sad story, but thank you for sharing it. In the summer of '09 I started making modest yet monthly contributions to our local food bank charity. Your story reminds me that I'm doing the right thing.

Sadly, I imagine suicide due to economic circumstances are on the rise. And I do not doubt many folks are hunkered down freezing in homes with unpaid utility bills on this wintry day.

Actions have consequences. Many of which remain unseen and unreported.


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:56 | 934406 alexwest
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10-30 yy bond implosion..
we will %4 for 10yy in couple of weeks...

yikes.. its goona hurt..

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:56 | 934407 John Law Lives
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So much for the credibility of the monthly ADP employment report.

So much for QE2 creating jobs o'plenty.

Must be time for QE3 so the genocide can commence.

Ponzi economy!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:56 | 934408 satansanus
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buyzzzle the pandit razzle

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:57 | 934409 fuu
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99 weeks ago was 3/13/2009.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:57 | 934410 apberusdisvet
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Don't worry folks; by the time of the next election, unemployment, miraculously, will be only 5%; Barry and Benny have not finished wiping out the USA.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 12:06 | 934924 snowball777
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Guess again...even the Fed knows it will be >= 9% through this year and no lower than 8% by the next election.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:59 | 934415 Caviar Emptor
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The downsizing of America continues. They like to call it "structural unemployment". And it's a buzzword that is starting to get repeated more and more (Santelli, the only one on CNBS). But what that really means is we're unable to replace jobs lost in the downturn. Again. This actually the second time this has happened. 2002-7 was the first and milder version. That 'jobless recovery' never replaced jobs lost in 2001-2. THat was the first time in US history. Now we've surpassed that record not only in sheer numbers, but duration from onset of recession to trough. 

In plain English, the economy isn't functioning like it used to. When jobs were lost in one area, our powerful an diverse economy made it up by expanding in new and different areas. That is now at an end. It signals the inevitable result not only of 3 decades of offshoring (which was endorsed by the Fed's policy as a driver of the goldilocks economy), but also a deeper and more disturbing reality: we're not expanding into new areas of endeavor. And those are hallmarks of decline. 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:58 | 934417 toros
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That was the worst number I'm seen yet.  How do you get record corporate profits with all the housing defaults, high unemployment, food stamp poor, deleveraging, and high energy costs?  And the market, after a 100% gain, is ignoring this number???  Looks like factor Q3.  Ben is going to destory the dollar, and small nations.  Thank your lucky stars if you live in America.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:02 | 934439 Caviar Emptor
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As margins get squeezed more and more by biflation, corporations are forced to resort o cost-cutting to maintain profitability. I said this only a few days ago. The trend will continue. Not just layoffs, but cutting pay, benefits and hours will also continue. That will show up as "Increased productivity" and declining unit labor costs. But of course it's doomed and a vicious cycle because it further weakens the US consumer, meaning that input cost inflation can't be passed on to the consumer, so companies need to cut costs even more. 

You'll see this pattern for a long, long time

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:59 | 934418 thepigman
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BLS just said 886,000 people couldn't work due to snow,
so it's all good.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:59 | 934420 Al89
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What Just happened to the EUR/USD.

Jobs miss and the Euro is crushed v the Dollar.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:00 | 934426 overmedicatedun...
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I can explain the drop in UE to 9%- every-one's gone to cabos or are enjoying a year sabbatical on's really simple people are just on vacation aren't you feeling silly about this most honest number.?? Harry back me up here!!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:06 | 934433 Headbanger
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It's not the real snow but fear of riots like Egypt happening in D.C. that got the BLS to do the biggest snow job they could!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:02 | 934434 alexwest
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let me put my analysis.
in june 2007
## (Unadj) Civilian noninstitutional population was 231,713 th
## Total private unadj - 116,603 th (TOP OF JOBS)

fast forward
2011 jan

## (Unadj) Civilian noninstitutional population was 238,704 th
## Total private unadj - 106,071 th




Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:05 | 934447 Headbanger
Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:04 | 934444 SparkyvonBellagio
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Severe winter weather likely reduced the number of jobs created. Harsh snowstorms last month cut into construction employment, which fell by 32,000, the most since May.





Another Snow Job! LOLLLLLLLLLL

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:05 | 934448 somethingelse
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The United States has now officially become a Psychototopia: one nation under psychosis.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:07 | 934455 smlbizman
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i have been trying to figure this out.....i guy i know is getting layed off march 1st.  he works for a collection agency in md.  they offered him calif. or fla. if he wants to continue with this enviornment i would think that collections would be a growth industry..

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 13:58 | 935417 ToddGak
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Not surprising that they need more collectors in CA and FLA, where bankruptcies, foreclosures etc. are rampant, than MD/DC area, where there are more federal jobs than ever.

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 02:36 | 937014 Sunshine n Lollipops
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in this enviornment i would think that collections would be a growth industry..


Except for that small problem regarding blood and turnips.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:07 | 934456 Shock and Aweful
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I am new here...but can someone explain to me how anyone is supposed to believe that with a miss of over 100,000 jobs (fewer) and the YTD jobs for 2010 revised DOWNWARD by about 215,000 LESS that what was fed to us earlier..that the total "unemployment" number can go down from 9.8 to 9.0 in the last 2+ months?

Don't we need to ADD over 200,000 a month to start making the numbers go down? 

Like I said, I am not an expert in these issues...but even I can see that these numbers are so obviously a lie and a farce.

I read the other day that Obungo "unoffically" started his campaign for 2012 re-election...I am willing to bet that this is part of his re-crowning strategy.

They keep blatently lying like this and maybe even the average idiot out there will take notice...???  (hahahahaha)

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 12:22 | 934986 tellsometruth
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manipulation man and managed truthieness is how...

eliminating people who have given up or 99ners helps...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:08 | 934460 Caviar Emptor
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THis all fits my Biflation theory: companies are facing stiff operating margin squeezes from rising input costs (energy, raw materials). But they can't pass the costs on much to a very constrained consumer (declining real incomes, poor job security, declining real assets, declining retirement benefits). SO the only choice is to cut costs aggressively. They cut jobs, pay, benefits and hours. And they continue to outsource to Asia where wages are cheaper. Completing a vicious cycle where the consumer is even more constrained. 

I predict more reports like today going forward. There will even be an amplification somewhere down the road. Multinational Corporate profits will stay buoyant because they'll continue to downsize the US labor force and expand overseas where they can pass costs on to rising consumers. 

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:09 | 934467 thepigman
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Once summer comes, they'll be missing

due to the "extreme heat". LOL

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 13:30 | 935285 RmcAZ
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Not enough jobs available for plowing snow.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:10 | 934476 overmedicatedun...
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BLS, new terminology: UE for more than 99 weeks - you now are classed as the LONG TERM VACATION GROUP. impact on UE and actually help the economy!! after all people on vacation spend shoots green shoots for all.

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