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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 07:59 AM
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Question about all these job numbers...
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Now when they say the economy added 289K new jobs this past month, is that a net gain? Does that mean that no jobs were lost? How does that number interconnect with unemployment? How does unemployment stay flat but 289K new jobs be added?

Can someone offer a quick and dirty explanation?
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  -Question about all these job numbers... vi5  Jun-04-04 07:59 AM   #0 
  - McDonalds has quite a turnover.  molly   Jun-04-04 08:01 AM   #1 
  - And, Wal-Marts are popping up all over the country....  KalicoKitty   Jun-04-04 11:06 AM   #22 
     - I had a potential  mountainvue   Jun-04-04 07:08 PM   #26 
  - BE skeptical ....  Trajan   Jun-04-04 08:04 AM   #2 
  - You need to look...  rkc3   Jun-04-04 08:18 AM   #4 
  - Mom and Pop stores  janeaustin   Jun-04-04 11:56 AM   #23 
  - Net gain.  StopThief   Jun-04-04 08:16 AM   #3 
  - hi, are you sure about that?  Paradise   Jun-04-04 08:35 AM   #6 
     - Yes, it is net job growth.  StopThief   Jun-04-04 09:46 AM   #10 
        - thanks, i guess i was misinformed. :) nt  Paradise   Jun-04-04 07:00 PM   #24 
  - THESE JOBS  MARALE   Jun-04-04 08:32 AM   #5 
  - The numbers are seasonally adjusted  tritsofme   Jun-04-04 10:18 AM   #18 
  - They're counting the jobs created in Iraq. They are also  FloridaPat   Jun-04-04 08:38 AM   #7 
  - I think people know what's going on here  LiberalStance   Jun-04-04 08:47 AM   #8 
  - It might not be that simple  Jeep   Jun-04-04 09:27 AM   #9 
     - You're obviously too new to realize. . . . .  StopThief   Jun-04-04 09:53 AM   #11 
     - Healthy Skepticism is a virtue ....  Trajan   Jun-04-04 10:08 AM   #14 
        - Found this on another thread. Interesting and funny at the same time!  LittleApple81   Jun-04-04 10:16 AM   #17 
     - Statistics under Bush are another way to lie. I will wait until  LittleApple81   Jun-04-04 09:56 AM   #12 
     - These are REAL stats ? ...  Trajan   Jun-04-04 10:06 AM   #13 
     - When people run out of unemployment insurance  molly   Jun-04-04 10:13 AM   #15 
     - Wrong, The Bulk Of These Jobs Were Created With Birth/Death Model  mhr   Jun-04-04 10:22 AM   #19 
  - It's summer. Have these numbers been seasonally adjusted?  janeaustin   Jun-04-04 10:14 AM   #16 
  - Yes, they are seasonally adjusted.  tritsofme   Jun-04-04 10:51 AM   #20 
     - Robert Reich and jobs  goddess40   Jun-04-04 11:04 AM   #21 
  - Like his* mind, his figures are banal and devoid of quality  HypnoToad   Jun-04-04 07:05 PM   #25 

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