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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:12 PM
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Maybe it is just a coincidence...



and maybe conservatives need to add the following graphic to anything they propose about the economy:


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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:24 PM
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1. That's a tricky number -
I wouldn't put too much into that number, since there are an awful lot of people out there who are out of work, but no longer eligible for unemployment compensation. So they're not showing up on that index.

I fear the number is really far worse......................
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:26 PM
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2. I agree but I like the direction of the regression lines that would overlap those numbers
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:39 PM
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3. My son was one of the 247,000 who were laid off in July.
He applied for 4 jobs, got 3 interviews and was offered all 3 positions. He accepted 2 of them. He is a drug and alcohol counselor. He has to work 2 jobs to make up for the one. To be fair, however, his previous job was 2 jobs in one, but just working for the same place. He's a counselor at one job and an evaluator at the other which is a contract job where he is paid by the evaluation. So he's pretty much making the same amount of money. And it's a good amount of money.

I have to admit I was terrified that he was not going to be able to get a job and he would lose his home and he and his wife would move in. Dodged that bullet. :)

My sister-in-law was also slated to be laid off. She works at a public television station, however, they cut down on the number of layoffs.

Both of these jobs have one thing in common. They get government money either directly or through contracts and it was the Obama stimulus package coming through that saved them both.

Where I work they are adding temps like crazy, even though we were told to expect lay offs a couple of months ago. I'm now being told it is unlikely that I or anyone else in our group will be laid off. I am still keeping my fingers crossed though.

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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:49 PM
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4. Thanks for sharing...
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SeeHopeWin Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:58 AM
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5. Thank you for sharing the good news...I do see a huge improvement compared to Jan/Feb of this year..
Obamanomics is kicking in now... :)
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