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    Default December Unemployment Numbers

    The economy added 200K new jobs.
    Unemployment plunges to a historic record low of 3%
    Not a peep from the righties.

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...nt/9126565002/

    USA Today, a liberal media used the word "just" 200k jobs...keep reaching noob

    unemployment claims is down, which means nothing because they gave it all already

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    It was the second month where job growth came in well below expectations — economists had forecast more than 400,000 jobs added in the month — while the unemployment rate sank, from 4.2 percent in November to 3.9 percent. That means unemployment is nearing what was a 50-year-low of 3.5 percent achieved in February 2020.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...-unemployment/

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    Obviously the righties are floundering, so let me help you out.
    FOX News says a historic 3.9% unemployment low is a disaster for Biden.
    And you all thought the right was gonna say something stupid.

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    The unemployment rate being sub-4% is outstanding regardless of what any analyst was projecting. We are where we were pre-covid and that is during the biggest covid spike seen yet.

    What's really amazing is that the "below expectations" part is due to a lack of people willing to work and not because there is a lack of job openings. Businesses are desperately trying to hire, the economy is running on all cylinders, and anyone who wants a job can find one.

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySic View Post
    What I imagine Lakers to look like on the right.

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by BigKobeFan View Post
    It was the second month where job growth came in well below expectations — economists had forecast more than 400,000 jobs added in the month — while the unemployment rate sank, from 4.2 percent in November to 3.9 percent. That means unemployment is nearing what was a 50-year-low of 3.5 percent achieved in February 2020.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...-unemployment/

    washington post.
    What will your excuse or outrage be when we reach 3.49% unemployment rate as a nation?

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    I see a ton of local companies looking for help ...

    When I have to bag my own groceries because the store can't get people to work , I wonder about that -sub 4% unemployment ..
    I have even considered going back to work , but it has been 6 years since I worked....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladefd View Post
    What will your excuse or outrage be when we reach 3.49% unemployment rate as a nation?
    He will be filled with rage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    I see a ton of local companies looking for help ...

    When I have to bag my own groceries because the store can't get people to work , I wonder about that -sub 4% unemployment ..
    I have even considered going back to work , but it has been 6 years since I worked....
    Do you wear diapers gramps??

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    This article was exactly from one year ago. Interesting.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile..../idUSKBN29D30I

    Reuters
    FRI JAN 8, 2021 / 5:08 PM EST
    Trump ends his term like a growing number of Americans: out of a job

    (Reuters) - The final employment scorecard delivered during President Donald Trump's administration on Friday handed the Republican a mantle no politician would envy: He will be the only modern president to leave office with fewer U.S. jobs than when his term began.

    A global pandemic that Trump - who lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Joe Biden in November - was late to recognize and prone to downplay or outright deny through much of its course laid waste to the U.S. economy in the final year of his term. It erased all semblance of the booming job market that he had hoped would vault him to a second term.

    Instead, as the Labor Department reported on Friday, total U.S. employment fell in December by 140,000 to 142.6 million, roughly 10 million fewer jobs than before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

    The economic record books will count January's employment figures in Trump's column since he leaves office near the end of the month on Jan. 20. This month's data will be reported in early February.

    But there is no realistic expectation that payrolls will rebound enough to close the gap of roughly 3 million jobs between December's level and that of January 2017, when Trump took office.

    Trump's final year in office was punctuated with economic superlatives, effectively all of them brought on by COVID-19 and the wave of restrictions on business and activity imposed to try to contain its rapid and deadly spread.

    The outbreak - which has now infected nearly 21.5 million U.S. residents and killed more than 365,000 - triggered the swiftest and deepest recession of the post-World War Two era.

    The unemployment rate rocketed from a half-century low of 3.5% in February 2020 to 14.8% in just two months as more than 22 million people were thrown out of work. While it has come down since to 6.7%, it is 2 percentage points higher than it was when he was sworn into office.

    On that front, at least, Trump has company: He is the third Republican president in a row to leave office with a higher jobless rate than on his inauguration. Both President George W. Bush and President George H. W. Bush oversaw rising unemployment rates during their terms.

    Through his first three years in office, Trump often pointed to the improving job market for Blacks in stump speeches, claiming no other American president had done as much to improve the lot of African Americans.

    Some data bears that out. The Black jobless rate in late 2019 did fall to 5.2% - the lowest since the Labor Department began tracking it. That was still nearly 2 points higher than the rate for whites.

    By December 2019, Black employment levels across the country had risen by 8.1% from where they were when Democrat Barack Obama - the first Black president and Trump's predecessor - left office. By contrast job growth over that span for whites was 3.3% - albeit from a much larger base.

    But COVID-19 wiped out all of those gains, and while Black employment levels have come closer to where they were at the start of Trump's term, levels for both Blacks and whites remain below that.

    Trump came to office promising a manufacturing renaissance as part of his America-first agenda under which he railed against imported goods and companies that had sent factories overseas.

    There was some modest improvement in his first three years, with total manufacturing employment rising by 3.8%. But other sectors - especially in services - accounted for most of the job gains to then.

    And it was to the services sector that COVID-19 dealt its harshest blow.

    Jobs in the leisure and hospitality industries in particular suffered from measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and the newest surge in infections has revisited pain on the sector. While 140,000 jobs were lost overall last month, nearly 500,000 were shed in leisure in leisure and hospitality, and total employment in the sector is 18.5% lower than when Trump took the oath of office.

    And what about manufacturing? There are 60,000 fewer factory jobs today than in January 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing View Post
    Do you wear diapers gramps??
    poopsie we know you have a doll in the closet --- get at it Pat

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    This article was exactly from one year ago. Interesting.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile..../idUSKBN29D30I
    Anyone?

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    Default Re: December Unemployment Numbers

    Biden's Economy is Red Hot.

    American businesses had 20% profits during the 4th quarter.

    While wages grew 8.5%.

    Inflation was limited to 6.2%

    America Wins!
    MAGATS are devastated.

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