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Old 11-16-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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So I was looking at this government document...

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/history/metro_05312000.txt

And it was saying back in April of 2000 the San Francisco area had an unemployment rate of just 1.8% compared to the 8.0% it is now. I wish it was still like that!

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Old 11-16-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Employment numbers have rarely been accurate. Stopped looking for work? Great! You're no longer unemployed! Only working 8 hours a week even though you want a full time job? That's fine, we'll put it down as employed!
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Tech bubble. Getting an apartment in SF in those days was impossible from what I've heard, but hey you could get a job making lots of money doing nothing for a website company with no actual value.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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you could get a job making lots of money doing nothing for a website company with no actual value.
You can do that now, but it's called volunteering.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I was 24 and invincible. Decadence in the Bay Area at that time was unlike anything Ive ever encountered anywhere else before or since. The books I could write about life in the City at that time.*sighs* Looking back I cringe at some of the foolish things I did. In hindsight, I dont miss that time at all and Im glad to be 36 and wiser.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:27 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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It was terrible trying to get into restos at that time.

Now you can walk in almost anywhere.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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So I was looking at this government document...

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/history/metro_05312000.txt

And it was saying back in April of 2000 the San Francisco area had an unemployment rate of just 1.8% compared to the 8.0% it is now. I wish it was still like that!
Those types of stats could be found almost anywhere. Yes, it would be nice, but I am not quite sure what you or I can do about it? and don't pay too much attention to numbers. They can be manipulated.
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