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BREAKING: US Unemployment Rises Slightly in October

LuckyLarue Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:13 AM
The uptick we are seeing is the chronically unemployed getting back in the labor market - One of the best signs of an economic recovery. Add to that the much better-than-expected jobs number, and this becomes really bad news for Romney.
francisdesales Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:39 AM
Having problems reading the graph, aren't you...

Note the actual unemployment numbers compared to his fantasy projections.

The U-6 number doesn't show your assertion of chronically unemployed getting back to work - not does the uptick you speak of.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:35 AM
What uptick is that we're seeing?
Any uptick so far in this administration has been from people leaving the labot market...many for govt disability.
LuckyLarue Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:40 AM
You should probably read the report, a summary of the report, or a talking-head's analysis of the report before trying to contribute to a conversation on said report.
Bob F. RVN70-71 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:27 AM
This is satire, right?
LuckyLarue Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:33 AM
Listen: If Romney is out stumping about the economy today, then I'll be the first to admit I am wrong, but that isn't what he's going to talk about. He's going to talk about Bengazi because he doesn't have any leverage with this job report.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:41 AM
This job report stinks. And he WILL be talking about the economy. He hasn't pressed benghazi (even thought it out to have your president run out of town on a rail).
Bill1895 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:17 AM
Good joke: Obama promised to have the unemployment at 5.4% by now.
conservative_one Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:21 AM
I think he made a promise about the deficit too.
LuckyLarue Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:28 AM
If it's broken promises you are worried about, then I should think you'd be frothing mad at Romney for walking back all his "severely conservative" promises to you guys and sucking up to the moderates and liberals.
SageAdvice68 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:28 AM
Over one and a quarter trillion dollars a year in increased spending, every year since Obutthole has taken office, does not a promise to reduce the deficit make. :-)

In the final jobs report prior to the election, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that unemployment crept up in October to 7.9 percent, as 170,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were added.   The broader "U-6" unemployment statistic is 14.6 percent (up a hair from 14.5 six months ago). August and September's numbers were both revised upward, which is a positive sign.  As Jim Pethokoukis notes, average monthly job growth in 2012 has been nearly identical to the sub-par numbers of 2011, and hourly wages remain stagnant at best.  The "worst recovery since the Great Depression" continues....