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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:21 AM
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People draw unemployment benefits at 26-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) - More evidence of consumers' weary state and the nation's deteriorating job market came Thursday with reports that people continuing to draw unemployment benefits climbed to a 26-year high, while retail sales and orders to U.S. factories sank.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:34 AM
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1. Things are a lot worse than what is described by silly unemployment
numbers published by the government. My husband has been out of work almost 6 months. There are absolutely NO JOBS in our area.

Every company he goes to practically laughs in his face. You want a job? We just laid off 300 workers.

I've gone out looking for a McJob and they are gone too. No one is hiring sales clerks for X-mas, no one is hiring waitresses and cleaning ladies. In this part of East TN, there are absolutely no jobs.

I've never seen it this bad. I could always get a sales clerk job or waitress job. But even those jobs have 50 people applying for them. I've lived through a lot of hard times. The 70s and 80s had recessions. This is something worse.

Folks, it always starts in the outlaying areas. Rural areas with few people are the first hit. Then it moves into the suburbs and cities. This is going to be another Republicon Great Depression. The unemployment figures don't begin to describe what is going on out here in the real world.

If you have a job, hang on to it for dear life. If you don't have a job,you may want to consider making and selling stuff because no one is going to give you a job.

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