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85,000 More Jobs Lost in December

  1. MikeNV profile image81
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    Those are official Government numbers.

    Bankers - Everything
    People - Nothing

    Good thing we have our priorities straight as a country - NOT

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image83
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe we should do something to stimulate the economy?  Doh we already did.

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    Kenrick Chatmanposted 7 years ago

    Hopefully, the upcoming job creation bill (that was passed by the House at the end of 2009) and the Senate will view once they return... can spur some hiring.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image83
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What House Bill do you speak of?

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        Kenrick Chatmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The House $154-Billion Job-Creation Bill that barely past in December of 2009.

        1. easyspeak profile image73
          easyspeakposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Another one?  Did the last stimulus DO anything?

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    easyspeakposted 7 years ago

    50,000 construction jobs were lost: these jobs were inflated to begin with because of the real estate bubble.  there needed to be a correction.

    27,000 manufacturing jobs were lost: these jobs were going to China and other countries anyway - the recession just sped it up some.

    50,000 professional and business jobs (white collared office jobs) were ADDED.

    37,000 health services jobs were ADDED.

    If you're trying to create jobs, which ones do you create to replace manufacturing and construction.  More building? We don't need any more real estate, there is currently too much inventory.  Manufacturing?  Don't think you'll ever be able to replace those.

    So where do the construction and manufacturing people go?

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      Denno66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Back to school like I did.

      1. easyspeak profile image73
        easyspeakposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's a good point Denno.  Many people left the job market and did stuff like go back to school.  Experts say that the unemployment would be higher if job seekers hadn't given up and went back to school.

 
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