WI sees rise in unemployment in December

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    Jan 25, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    Wow, I find this news really shocking, considering all the seasonal employment.we had last month. I know our UPS center hired around 70 driver helpers last month and retailers were doing a lot of seasonal hiring, too. I don't know. If we keep losing jobs like this, it's going to get real ugly by the end of this year. I expected that there would be another loss of jobs this month, when the seasonal jobs ended, but not in December. I know our business at UPS has really plummeted this month and a lot of people are getting very concerned. Come on guys. You got to start spending! That's easy for me to say, but when so many don't have a job, there is nothing to spend. I guess I should not complain, though, our unemployment is still below the national average.

    MADISON —Unemployment in Wisconsin increased to 8.3 percent in December.

    The rate reported Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development is 2.5 percentage points higher than a year ago and 0.4 percentage points above November.

    Wisconsin has lost 120,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

    The national unemployment rate for December was 9.7 percent, which is 2.6 percentage points higher than a year ago when it was 7.1 percent.

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    Jan 25, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    Lucky for you, G_Force, if you lose your job at UPS, you can always fall back on your modeling career.

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    Jan 26, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    McGay saidLucky for you, G_Force, if you lose your job at UPS, you can always fall back on your modeling career.

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    I already told you before this is just a funny self candid pic taken over a year ago for someone's birthday and is NOT part of my professional modeling, but you just don't get it. But modeling and photography is half of my income right now, so I believe I'm doing just fine, since my photography business isn't even a full year old yet. UPS job is great, too. You ought to see me now after our busy December I;m really getting ripped. icon_smile.gif All the guys are ripped after last month. Christmas will put muscle on you at UPS. icon_smile.gif

    This one guy who retired, put on 30 pounds the first month of his retirement. icon_sad.gif

    We have no layoffs, but the company does have a hiring freeze.
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    Jan 26, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidIf you're under 10%.... that's actually pretty good compared to the rest of the country which is seeing more than 10%.


    The national average is 9.7, but is getting higher.
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    Jan 26, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    McGay, now this is my paid published modeling work: icon_smile.gif

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    Jan 26, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    Ugh!!!....More evidence that osama is heading down the wrong path with his far Left agenda, Not creating any new jobs!!!
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    We are well over 10% also
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    Jan 26, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    I'm not sure that any president has the answer for this. It is a much more complicated problem that is outside the control of Washington. But, if things don't change soon, people are going to become very disgusted.

    Whoever wants to be president at this time has to be nuts. Whoever is president is going to get the blame.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 26, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    It appears that national unemployment trends are catching up with Wisconsin and other states that were doing relatively well during this deep recession. Its very unfortunate but true. It does not really matter whether a democrat or a republican is in the White House, The economic problems that this country and many other industrialized countries throughout the world are currently facing are a lot more serious than most people think. I think there are a lot of factors that both the government and the private sector are not telling us about the details of 2008's financial fallout and the deep recession that just does not want to end. I might sound a bit paranoid, but I get a strange feeling that the economic damage is way worse than what is being reported in the news.