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Old 08-28-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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ELKHART, Ind.— Karen Inbody has just about three weeks to figure out Plan B.

The 58-year-old divorcee has been getting by on unemployment compensation since her layoff in early 2008, but she’s nearly reached the end of her benefits.

Laid-off workers eye the abyss - The Elkhart Project- msnbc.com
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I would love to write something snippy and oh so clever about politics etc but, it really is just too saddening to be flippant and I don't have the energy - perhaps I am not clever enough. Whatever the case, I hope things turn around soon for everybody.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Elkhart, Indiana - That's one of the worst hit areas in the country - the epicenter of the RV industry. Right? I feel bad for those folks.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Actually a good thing.

With workers falling off unemployment they'll no longer be counted. The falling unemployment rates will alert all of us Obama's plan for recovery is working!
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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The don't figure unemployment rates by claims.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: US
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The don't figure unemployment rates by claims.
What other way is there to count people with no job, but looking for work?
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:30 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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ELKHART, Ind.— Karen Inbody has just about three weeks to figure out Plan B.

The 58-year-old divorcee has been getting by on unemployment compensation since her layoff in early 2008, but she’s nearly reached the end of her benefits.

Laid-off workers eye the abyss - The Elkhart Project- msnbc.com


Why are people on this board so motivated to post negative news? I never see any "Uplifting stories" posted just sad sh*t
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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Elkhart, Indiana - That's one of the worst hit areas in the country - the epicenter of the RV industry. Right? I feel bad for those folks.
right.

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Elkhart, near the Michigan border in an area known as Michiana, is the white-hot center of the meltdown of the American economy.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/wo....16873036.html
that article was published last october as i was trying to sell my house there. an awful lot of people would jump at the chance to leave the area, if they could find a job somewhere else and not get clobbered when they go to sell their homes..
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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What other way is there to count people with no job, but looking for work?
rom the US Government:

How the Government Measures Unemployment
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Why are people on this board so motivated to post negative news? I never see any "Uplifting stories" posted just sad sh*t
Oh, like you and your delusional drama is uplifting?
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