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Old 05-01-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas


Just an update for the arguing/Atlanta bashing purposes.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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No its not. Just means peoples unemployment has run out and they can't claim it anymore.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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No its not. Just means peoples unemployment has run out and they can't claim it anymore.
I've already set you straight on this before--I believe it was on the prior month's statistics.

Once again, Atlanta had job growth last month, just like the month before. 8,600 new jobs to be exact. Stop making this claim that the unemployment rate decrease is only attributable to people leaving the workforce because it's false and you know it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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No its not. Just means peoples unemployment has run out and they can't claim it anymore.
If that's the case then it applies to all the cities on the list since most went down. A few went up I believe so explain that?
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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No its not. Just means peoples unemployment has run out and they can't claim it anymore.
Whether or not you collect unemployment doesn't affect your being counted in unemployment statistics.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Folks, jobs are going up. It's not that folks have simply quit looking. Numerous very large companies I represent have been hiring.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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I've already set you straight on this before--I believe it was on the prior month's statistics.

Once again, Atlanta had job growth last month, just like the month before. 8,600 new jobs to be exact. Stop making this claim that the unemployment rate decrease is only attributable to people leaving the workforce because it's false and you know it.
Set me straight? Who are you Jesus?

Believe that fluff if you want to. Unemployment continues to be a huge problem long term here and elsewhere.

The data also points that people that are choosing jobs are choosing jobs making less money and/or in careers they don't want to be in, they just need a job. The data also points that many and I mean MANY of these new jobs are $8-$10 an hour call center jobs and other low paying jobs.

Who the hell can live off that in Atlanta?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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We're moving to the area this summer. My DH visited and went on 3 interviews in the last couple of weeks and got offers from all 3 companies…and he still has other interested companies calling him (he accepted an offer last week).

Companies are definitely hiring.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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Is this really something to be celebrating? 9.8% is still a huge number. It probably went down because more people dropped out of the job hunt or settled for under-employment. Just because your husband got a job or you heard that your client was hiring doesn't mean a thing. Atlanta's economy still sucks, and it will continue to suck until housing recovers. The amount of jobs added is menial compared to the amount lost.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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The data also points that many and I mean MANY of these new jobs are $8-$10 an hour call center jobs and other low paying jobs.

Who the hell can live off that in Atlanta?
Exactly. Great news, we added 1,000 cashier jobs and another 500 janitor positions. Oh yeah, don't forget about those new openings that were filled over at McDonald's. My cousin just got a job as a bagger at Kroger. Things must be improving.
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