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Unemployment May Tick Up; Analyst Says Gov Economists Should Get Axe

Lloyd99 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 10:19 AM
Our greatest problem relating to unemployment, is that everyone, including writer of this column, continually lie about it. We all know that is much higher than reported, and more and more people are laid off or fired each week. Another problem with the system, is that the wrong people are getting fired. All of the money manipulators on Wall Street, in business, and in our Congress, should be fired instead of the honest hard working individuals that really work for a living.
3129 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 6:34 PM
If all "Wall Street manipulators" (actually they are gamblers), and businesses were fired, who would our "honest, hard working individuals" work for? Someone has to supply the jobs. I do support firing Congress. In November, Fire All Incumbents. Viva la revolucion.

Employment in April normally picks up and Gallup surveys show a drop in the unemployment from last month not seasonally adjusted. However, by applying the seasonal adjustments the BLS uses for April it suggests the BLS may report an uptick in the unemployment rate from 8.2% to 8.5%.

Please consider U.S. Unemployment Provides Mixed Picture in Mid-April

U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup on a preliminary basis without seasonal adjustment, declined to 8.2% in mid-April from 8.4% in March. However, the government's likely seasonal adjustment of 0.3 percentage points leads to a Gallup seasonally adjusted U.S. unemployment rate of 8.5%...

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