Unemployment falls to 9.0%, the lowest since 2009...

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    Feb 13, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    The steepest decline in the unemployment rate since the Eisenhower administration.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110204/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/us_economy

    Workers are finding that "striking out on their own" can lead to greater job fulfillment.
    More small businesses are being created in the Obama recovery.
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    Feb 13, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/145922/Gallup-Finds-Unemployment-Slightly-January.aspx

    Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Up Slightly in January to 9.8%

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    Gallup poll finds unemployment most important problem facing nation

    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/briefs/articles/90034069?Gallup%20poll%20finds%20unemployment%20most%20important%20problem%20facing%20nation

    Some 35 percent of Americans say unemployment is the most important problem facing the country now while 29 percent said the economy was an important problem.

    Gallup found that "7 in 10 Americans mention some economic issue when asked to name the most important problem facing the country, and the top two problems Americans cite as the most important ones facing the country directly reflect on the economic situation in the United States."

    Broken down by political party, 41 percent of Democrats, 32 percent of independents and 31 percent of Republicans said that unemployment was the most important problem, while 29 percent of Democrats, 27 percent of independents and 32 percent of Republicans said that the economy in general was the most important problem.


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/02/unemployment-gallup-obama.html

    Americans' unemployment concerns worst in 28 years
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    Feb 13, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
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    Americans' unemployment concerns worst in 28 years


    And, yet, not as bad as under your idol Ronald Reagan.

    Of course, the Republicans have been in power for nearly 6 weeks now and have done nothing to improve job conditions. In fact, at the state level many GOP governors have refused stimulus funding that would add jobs via private/public sector initiatives and stimulate further private investment in those communities. Sad, really.

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    riddler78 saidhttp://www.gallup.com/poll/145922/Gallup-Finds-Unemployment-Slightly-January.aspx

    Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Up Slightly in January to 9.8%

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    Gallup poll finds unemployment most important problem facing nation

    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/briefs/articles/90034069?Gallup%20poll%20finds%20unemployment%20most%20important%20problem%20facing%20nation

    Some 35 percent of Americans say unemployment is the most important problem facing the country now while 29 percent said the economy was an important problem.

    Gallup found that "7 in 10 Americans mention some economic issue when asked to name the most important problem facing the country, and the top two problems Americans cite as the most important ones facing the country directly reflect on the economic situation in the United States."

    Broken down by political party, 41 percent of Democrats, 32 percent of independents and 31 percent of Republicans said that unemployment was the most important problem, while 29 percent of Democrats, 27 percent of independents and 32 percent of Republicans said that the economy in general was the most important problem.


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/02/unemployment-gallup-obama.html

    Americans' unemployment concerns worst in 28 years




    LOL!
    FYI -
    Gallup is a POLLSTER.
    We all know how reliable and variable the pollsters are.

    The unemployment rate is determined - now an always - by the official government figures.
    PERIOD.
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    Feb 13, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidLOL!
    FYI -
    Gallup is a POLLSTER.
    We all know how reliable and variable the pollsters are.

    The unemployment rate is determined - now an always - by the official government figures.
    PERIOD.


    Moments like this are surreal and leave me somewhat gobsmacked. Are you aware of how official government figures are reported?
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    rickrick91 saidLOL!
    FYI -
    Gallup is a POLLSTER.
    We all know how reliable and variable the pollsters are.

    The unemployment rate is determined - now an always - by the official government figures.
    PERIOD.


    Moments like this are surreal and leave me somewhat gobsmacked. Are you aware of how official government figures are reported?




    Yes, I know how hard it is for Fox-brainwashed Repubs like yourself to come face to face with the actual facts that you don't hear on the Fox pro-right-wing propaganda channel.
    I realize that it leaves you "gobsmacked".

    The idea that you would suggest that a POLLSTER is a reliable source for determining the unemployment rate is just nuts.
    Did GALLUP determine that the unemplyment rate was 10.8% in 1982 during the Reagan administration?
    No - it was determined by the actual government figures.
    The same way that it ALWAYS is.
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    rickrick91 saidYes, I know how hard it is for Fox-brainwashed Repubs like yourself to come face to face with the actual facts that you don't hear on the Fox pro-right-wing propaganda channel.
    I realize that it leaves you "gobsmacked".

    The idea that you would suggest that a POLLSTER is a reliable source for determining the unemployment rate is just nuts.
    Did GALLUP determine that the unemplyment rate was 10.8% in 1982 during the Reagan administration?
    No - it was determined by the actual government figures.
    The same way that it ALWAYS is.


    Again, I ask you if you're aware how the government arrives at their figures. Do you? Or do you care to deflect again?
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    rickrick91 saidYes, I know how hard it is for Fox-brainwashed Repubs like yourself to come face to face with the actual facts that you don't hear on the Fox pro-right-wing propaganda channel.
    I realize that it leaves you "gobsmacked".

    The idea that you would suggest that a POLLSTER is a reliable source for determining the unemployment rate is just nuts.
    Did GALLUP determine that the unemplyment rate was 10.8% in 1982 during the Reagan administration?
    No - it was determined by the actual government figures.
    The same way that it ALWAYS is.


    Again, I ask you if you're aware how the government arrives at their figures. Do you? Or do you care to deflect again?



    I am.
    And I'm aware of how Gallup arrives at their figure too.

    For you to suggest that Gallup is more reliable is BS.
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    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidYes, I know how hard it is for Fox-brainwashed Repubs like yourself to come face to face with the actual facts that you don't hear on the Fox pro-right-wing propaganda channel.
    I realize that it leaves you "gobsmacked".

    The idea that you would suggest that a POLLSTER is a reliable source for determining the unemployment rate is just nuts.
    Did GALLUP determine that the unemplyment rate was 10.8% in 1982 during the Reagan administration?
    No - it was determined by the actual government figures.
    The same way that it ALWAYS is.


    Again, I ask you if you're aware how the government arrives at their figures. Do you? Or do you care to deflect again?



    I am.
    And I'm aware of how Gallup arrives at their figure too.

    For you to suggest that Gallup is more reliable is BS.


    So enlighten me. How does the government come up with its figures and what makes it empirically better?
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
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    rickrick91 said
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidYes, I know how hard it is for Fox-brainwashed Repubs like yourself to come face to face with the actual facts that you don't hear on the Fox pro-right-wing propaganda channel.
    I realize that it leaves you "gobsmacked".

    The idea that you would suggest that a POLLSTER is a reliable source for determining the unemployment rate is just nuts.
    Did GALLUP determine that the unemplyment rate was 10.8% in 1982 during the Reagan administration?
    No - it was determined by the actual government figures.
    The same way that it ALWAYS is.


    Again, I ask you if you're aware how the government arrives at their figures. Do you? Or do you care to deflect again?



    I am.
    And I'm aware of how Gallup arrives at their figure too.

    For you to suggest that Gallup is more reliable is BS.


    So enlighten me. How does the government come up with its figures and what makes it empirically better?



    LOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.


    A SURVEY is not a POLL.
    you are really a running joke.
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    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.


    A SURVEY is not a POLL.
    you are really a running joke.


    I was hoping that rickrick would walk into that one. Running joke? What? Between you and your one possibly two friends? Read further as to what the survey entails and how it's conducted. Are you usually this intellectually lazy?
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    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.




    In other words, you have no facts to prove that Gallup is more reliable than the government figures.
    Because there are none.

    When history records what the unemployment rate is at any given point in time - the numbers that are used are the official government figures.
    Whether there's a Democratic President or a Republican President in the White House.

    That's the way it's always been.
    That's the way it always will be.

    What the pollster Gallup says is irrelevent.

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    Feb 13, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.


    A SURVEY is not a POLL.
    you are really a running joke.


    I was hoping that rickrick would walk into that one. Running joke? What? Between you and your one possibly two friends? Read further as to what the survey entails and how it's conducted. Are you usually this intellectually lazy?


    No, im just lowering my level ,so you can understand me.

    "United States Bureau of Labor Statistics



    The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment (of those over 15 years of age) using two different labour force surveys[66] conducted by the United States Census Bureau (within the United States Department of Commerce) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (within the United States Department of Labor) that gather employment statistics monthly. The Current Population Survey (CPS), or "Household Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 60,000 households. This Survey measures the unemployment rate based on the ILO definition.[67] The Current Employment Statistics survey (CES), or "Payroll Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 160,000 businesses and government agencies that represent 400,000 individual employers.[68] This survey measures only nonagricultural, nonsupervisory employment; thus, it does not calculate an unemployment rate, and it differs from the ILO unemployment rate definition. These two sources have different classification criteria, and usually produce differing results. Additional data are also available from the government, such as the unemployment insurance weekly claims report available from the Office of Workforce Security, within the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.[69] The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides up-to-date numbers via a pdf linked here.[70] The BLS also provides a readable concise current Employment Situation Summary, updated monthly.[71]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment#United_States_Bureau_of_Labor_Statistics
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:35 PM GMT
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.


    A SURVEY is not a POLL.
    you are really a running joke.


    I was hoping that rickrick would walk into that one. Running joke? What? Between you and your one possibly two friends? Read further as to what the survey entails and how it's conducted. Are you usually this intellectually lazy?


    No, im just lowering my level ,so you can understand me.

    "United States Bureau of Labor Statistics



    The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment (of those over 15 years of age) using two different labour force surveys[66] conducted by the United States Census Bureau (within the United States Department of Commerce) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (within the United States Department of Labor) that gather employment statistics monthly. The Current Population Survey (CPS), or "Household Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 60,000 households. This Survey measures the unemployment rate based on the ILO definition.[67] The Current Employment Statistics survey (CES), or "Payroll Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 160,000 businesses and government agencies that represent 400,000 individual employers.[68] This survey measures only nonagricultural, nonsupervisory employment; thus, it does not calculate an unemployment rate, and it differs from the ILO unemployment rate definition. These two sources have different classification criteria, and usually produce differing results. Additional data are also available from the government, such as the unemployment insurance weekly claims report available from the Office of Workforce Security, within the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.[69] The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides up-to-date numbers via a pdf linked here.[70] The BLS also provides a readable concise current Employment Situation Summary, updated monthly.[71]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment#United_States_Bureau_of_Labor_Statistics


    To which I have to ask, are you even literate or just intellectually dishonest?
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.


    A SURVEY is not a POLL.
    you are really a running joke.


    I was hoping that rickrick would walk into that one. Running joke? What? Between you and your one possibly two friends? Read further as to what the survey entails and how it's conducted. Are you usually this intellectually lazy?


    No, im just lowering my level ,so you can understand me.

    "United States Bureau of Labor Statistics



    The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment (of those over 15 years of age) using two different labour force surveys[66] conducted by the United States Census Bureau (within the United States Department of Commerce) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (within the United States Department of Labor) that gather employment statistics monthly. The Current Population Survey (CPS), or "Household Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 60,000 households. This Survey measures the unemployment rate based on the ILO definition.[67] The Current Employment Statistics survey (CES), or "Payroll Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 160,000 businesses and government agencies that represent 400,000 individual employers.[68] This survey measures only nonagricultural, nonsupervisory employment; thus, it does not calculate an unemployment rate, and it differs from the ILO unemployment rate definition. These two sources have different classification criteria, and usually produce differing results. Additional data are also available from the government, such as the unemployment insurance weekly claims report available from the Office of Workforce Security, within the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.[69] The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides up-to-date numbers via a pdf linked here.[70] The BLS also provides a readable concise current Employment Situation Summary, updated monthly.[71]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment#United_States_Bureau_of_Labor_Statistics


    To which I have to ask, are you even literate or just intellectually dishonest?


    hey, but im the one who is insulting the opponents when you have no better argument,right?
    keep on doing it, i have even more fun to answer the bullshit you posting.
    SB gives up so easily....
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    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.


    A SURVEY is not a POLL.
    you are really a running joke.


    I was hoping that rickrick would walk into that one. Running joke? What? Between you and your one possibly two friends? Read further as to what the survey entails and how it's conducted. Are you usually this intellectually lazy?


    No, im just lowering my level ,so you can understand me.

    "United States Bureau of Labor Statistics



    The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment (of those over 15 years of age) using two different labour force surveys[66] conducted by the United States Census Bureau (within the United States Department of Commerce) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (within the United States Department of Labor) that gather employment statistics monthly. The Current Population Survey (CPS), or "Household Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 60,000 households. This Survey measures the unemployment rate based on the ILO definition.[67] The Current Employment Statistics survey (CES), or "Payroll Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 160,000 businesses and government agencies that represent 400,000 individual employers.[68] This survey measures only nonagricultural, nonsupervisory employment; thus, it does not calculate an unemployment rate, and it differs from the ILO unemployment rate definition. These two sources have different classification criteria, and usually produce differing results. Additional data are also available from the government, such as the unemployment insurance weekly claims report available from the Office of Workforce Security, within the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.[69] The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides up-to-date numbers via a pdf linked here.[70] The BLS also provides a readable concise current Employment Situation Summary, updated monthly.[71]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment#United_States_Bureau_of_Labor_Statistics


    To which I have to ask, are you even literate or just intellectually dishonest?


    hey, but im the one who is insulting the opponents when you have no better argument,right?
    keep on doing it, i have even more fun to answer the bullshit you posting.
    SB gives up so easily....


    You don't even bother reading what you post. Do you expect to be taken seriously? It's truly remarkable. In any event, I hope you have a good day joking with your one or two friends. I'm off.
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.


    A SURVEY is not a POLL.
    you are really a running joke.


    I was hoping that rickrick would walk into that one. Running joke? What? Between you and your one possibly two friends? Read further as to what the survey entails and how it's conducted. Are you usually this intellectually lazy?


    No, im just lowering my level ,so you can understand me.

    "United States Bureau of Labor Statistics



    The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment (of those over 15 years of age) using two different labour force surveys[66] conducted by the United States Census Bureau (within the United States Department of Commerce) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (within the United States Department of Labor) that gather employment statistics monthly. The Current Population Survey (CPS), or "Household Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 60,000 households. This Survey measures the unemployment rate based on the ILO definition.[67] The Current Employment Statistics survey (CES), or "Payroll Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 160,000 businesses and government agencies that represent 400,000 individual employers.[68] This survey measures only nonagricultural, nonsupervisory employment; thus, it does not calculate an unemployment rate, and it differs from the ILO unemployment rate definition. These two sources have different classification criteria, and usually produce differing results. Additional data are also available from the government, such as the unemployment insurance weekly claims report available from the Office of Workforce Security, within the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.[69] The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides up-to-date numbers via a pdf linked here.[70] The BLS also provides a readable concise current Employment Situation Summary, updated monthly.[71]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment#United_States_Bureau_of_Labor_Statistics


    To which I have to ask, are you even literate or just intellectually dishonest?


    hey, but im the one who is insulting the opponents when you have no better argument,right?
    keep on doing it, i have even more fun to answer the bullshit you posting.
    SB gives up so easily....


    You don't even bother reading what you post. Do you expect to be taken seriously? It's truly remarkable. In any event, I hope you have a good day joking with your one or two friends. I'm off.


    YAY. the sunday turns to be a great day!
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    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    SoBeCamera said
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidLOL!

    It's not my job to "enlighten you".
    I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.

    If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.


    What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

    Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.


    That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.


    A SURVEY is not a POLL.
    you are really a running joke.


    I was hoping that rickrick would walk into that one. Running joke? What? Between you and your one possibly two friends? Read further as to what the survey entails and how it's conducted. Are you usually this intellectually lazy?


    No, im just lowering my level ,so you can understand me.

    "United States Bureau of Labor Statistics



    The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment (of those over 15 years of age) using two different labour force surveys[66] conducted by the United States Census Bureau (within the United States Department of Commerce) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (within the United States Department of Labor) that gather employment statistics monthly. The Current Population Survey (CPS), or "Household Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 60,000 households. This Survey measures the unemployment rate based on the ILO definition.[67] The Current Employment Statistics survey (CES), or "Payroll Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 160,000 businesses and government agencies that represent 400,000 individual employers.[68] This survey measures only nonagricultural, nonsupervisory employment; thus, it does not calculate an unemployment rate, and it differs from the ILO unemployment rate definition. These two sources have different classification criteria, and usually produce differing results. Additional data are also available from the government, such as the unemployment insurance weekly claims report available from the Office of Workforce Security, within the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.[69] The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides up-to-date numbers via a pdf linked here.[70] The BLS also provides a readable concise current Employment Situation Summary, updated monthly.[71]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment#United_States_Bureau_of_Labor_Statistics


    To which I have to ask, are you even literate or just intellectually dishonest?


    hey, but im the one who is insulting the opponents when you have no better argument,right?
    keep on doing it, i have even more fun to answer the bullshit you posting.
    SB gives up so easily....


    You don't even bother reading what you post. Do you expect to be taken seriously? It's truly remarkable. In any event, I hope you have a good day joking with your one or two friends. I'm off.




    You're leaving without posting any facts to prove Gallup's POLL NUMBERS are more reliable than the official government figures?
    What a surprise.
  • Webster666

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    Feb 13, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics agrees 100% with the O.P.
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWebster-the-Devil,

    Since RickRick can't answer this question, perhaps you can:

    How can unemployment drop from 9.8% to 9.0% in one month when there only 36,000 jobs created that month?


    you keep repeating that, yet the answer is contained right in the article, SB.

    If you do not comprehend it when it is written there, what would make it different in our explaining it here again for you? I doubt we could explain it any more economically than the writer did in 30 words in that article at the link..


    If you can't find it, that merely confirms my suspicions about comprehension and cognitive processing impairments.

    Maybe you suffered a head injury? It would explain a lot.
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    Feb 14, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Now read it again.

    The answers are there.

    (There are about 6 sentences that give pieces of the answer. You have to understand them, and put those facts together and imagine how they effect each other (it actually is not too hard).

    I hate to see you struggle though, so i will start you out by pointing out this sentence:

    "People out of work aren't counted as unemployed unless they're looking for a job. Typically during a tight job market, some of the unemployed become discouraged and stop looking."



    There are other sentences that talk about who doesn't get counted. See if you can find them and paste them here, too.

    then we'll get out your colouring pencils and draw a picture that illustrates unemployment. Won't that be fun?

    If you get really frustrated, I'll point out ONE other sentence for you, but I really think you can do it for yourself, just like the older kids do.

    And won't it be fun to tell your Mummy that you can really read now?


    She'll be so proud of you.
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    Feb 14, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    funny thing is in the other thread, SB shows he understands what groups do not get counted (but he does not seem to grasp the implications).
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    Feb 14, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    that is actually not surprising that SB actually can read the words but cannot figure out implications and reach a logical conclusion without faling into some trap of fallacy.

    I really do think he is high functioning but "Special in God's eyes."