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Old 07-07-2010, 05:12 AM
 
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I found this article very interesting. Don't worry, it in no way bashes unemployed people.

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Old 07-07-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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Excellent article. Thanks for the link.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:31 AM
 
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This is a very good article. It's important for people to look at the root of the problem if they want to find solutions. Throwing billions of dollars at the symptoms doesn't fix anything. There are reasons Americans are unemployed and it's time people start looking at those reasons.

Americans aren't unemployed because the economy is bad, the economy is bad because Americans are unemployed.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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Excellent article - and totally depressing.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Below is a post from another city data poster who has been arguing with me on the state of the economy...according to him the economy is turning around...and jobs are coming back:

"Unemployment peaked in January of 2010 at 10.4%. from January through May there has been a steady decrease in unemployment claims. The unemployment rate is down to 9.3%. Florida's has dropped from 12.3% to 11.2% in the same period of time. While these numbers slightly reflect a decrease in unemployment due temporary employees working on Census 2010. Private sector payroll employment edged up by 83,000

On a personal note, I lost my job a few weeks ago where I was making over double the Tampa, FL median income. I was able to land an interview AND offer for another job in the same industry at a 16% pay increase within 48 hours.

Who isn't paying attention?"

I responded back to him that I he must be very impressed with himself...LOL...if it is even true.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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Thanks for this post. My brother - who was thankfully retired before all this happened, can't get a handle on HOW it happened. I will share this with him so he can understand and help others understand that we, the people, have got to start demanding answers and solutions, Don't know if it'll help, but the more people know that WE didn't cause our unemployment, the greater the understanding by those lucky enough to be employed.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Below is a post from another city data poster who has been arguing with me on the state of the economy...according to him the economy is turning around...and jobs are coming back:

"Unemployment peaked in January of 2010 at 10.4%. from January through May there has been a steady decrease in unemployment claims. The unemployment rate is down to 9.3%. Florida's has dropped from 12.3% to 11.2% in the same period of time. While these numbers slightly reflect a decrease in unemployment due temporary employees working on Census 2010. Private sector payroll employment edged up by 83,000

On a personal note, I lost my job a few weeks ago where I was making over double the Tampa, FL median income. I was able to land an interview AND offer for another job in the same industry at a 16% pay increase within 48 hours.

Who isn't paying attention?"

I responded back to him that I he must be very impressed with himself...LOL...if it is even true.
In this market/economy it's definitely a "your miles may vary" thing. Good for that poster, but a lot is dependant on skillsets, age, experience, location and LUCK. Just because that poster was able to do that doesn't mean everyone who can't isn't trying.

Yet the clueless continue to post their "success" stories to prove somehow how they view the unemployed...........
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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In this market/economy it's definitely a "your miles may vary" thing. Good for that poster, but a lot is dependant on skillsets, age, experience, location and LUCK. Just because that poster was able to do that doesn't mean everyone who can't isn't trying.

Yet the clueless continue to post their "success" stories to prove somehow how they view the unemployed...........

Exactly. This one poster is very mysterious about what he does, but according to him is very in demand.

I found it arrogant of him to say the economy is turning around because he found a job in 48 hours....if that is even true.

I don't quite buy his story.
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