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U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years. You impressed?

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Kozy62

May-07-14 3:13 PM

No way Grant...just send your money to one of those who choose not to work and it will be just fine, according to bug, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.

Do you feel better now?

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GrantMingus

May-07-14 1:33 PM

My generation is totally screwed. But I'm certain that people like ladybug will just say that we're just a bunch of lazy, spoiled kids who won't work for anything...

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Kozy62

May-07-14 7:45 AM

Yes...that's where it was.

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Kozy62

May-07-14 6:48 AM

Well, we used to have those very high ice cream cones at Islays...I love the rainbow ones! What a treat that like many other things has gone away!

But, Bob would be better at telling about Islays...he lived much closer.

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questioner

May-06-14 4:25 PM

Okay, just looked at hometown WI paper--5 out of 10 blurbs for today:

1 pub crawl coming 1 winefest for Boys/Girls Clubs 1 new bar opening

Beautiful weather

and the best: 10 feet tall mounds of ice shown that are currently shoved from the lake along the shore at the park. Green grass, but kids throwing ice balls, etc. Today. May 6 (and will be there May 7, 8, 9, 10...)

Guess it explains the beer, wine and pubs.

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questioner

May-06-14 3:31 PM

Kozy, Beaumont, and others, still cool that you do care enough to keep up here. I am impressed.

Doesn't inspire me to check in with my hometown newspaper, but still...

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Kozy62

May-05-14 3:36 PM

Funny...you two going to Salem this year?

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Beaumont

May-05-14 2:26 PM

"We both graduated from SHS, the same year."

Too much info, I try to hide that stage of my life.

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Kozy62

May-05-14 1:27 PM

Correct, Grant.

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GrantMingus

May-05-14 10:41 AM

"For the arithmetically challenged moron it's always been done this way.

They don't count those not seeking employment and never did."

For the mentally challenged (cough, cough, ladybug) the number of people "out of the work force" is at a record high. As is the number of food stamps. But by all means, continue to praise your food stamp president for not being GWB.

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Kozy62

May-04-14 3:08 PM

Yep, rpmwwe...silly mathematics!

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Kozy62

May-04-14 3:03 PM

You also seem to imply, rentss, that I'm posting something incorrect vrs. the truth because I copied facts...really? I didn't argue with your statement that some of the 800,000+ who left the working force had retired...so should I have complained because you didn't breakdown why they retired? But, no...I accept the facts you posted as fact w/o putting you down or suggested you were wrong. I say thanks for the added info. even though I understood those facts before.

And, I don't know a single person whatever their political bent who believes people should never retire.

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WatchDog

May-04-14 2:48 PM

rpmwwe> S C O R E!!!! LOL, oh that was a goodie!

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Kozy62

May-04-14 2:46 PM

rentss...but you claim to be saying that I'm against my being retired??? Really???

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rpmwwe

May-04-14 11:19 AM

So, if I understood these posts correctly, the Labor Force Participation Rate uses a criteria that is actually just misleading in regard to determining who needs jobs.

So what is the point of using the data to determine success or failure of any given president's economic policies? The accuracy just isn't there.

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rentss

May-03-14 11:43 PM

And, I fully support people retiring. It's those on the right who seem to think people should work till they die. Otherwise, why do they keep making such a big issue out of baby-boomers leaving the work force?

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rentss

May-03-14 11:41 PM

Obviously, not all of them are retirees, but about 300,000 of them are. Then you have any women choosing to be stay at home moms, which seems to be increasing lately.

The whole point was that those who bring up the LFPR numbers and try to make that a black-eye on a slowly improving economy are being disingenuous, or ignorant if they didn't realize how it was calculated to begin with.

Also, you're not just "stating facts" if you don't understand what those facts mean.

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Kozy62

May-03-14 2:55 PM

And, yes, I am retired as is Bob. We both graduated from SHS, the same year. So you see, both liberal and conservative folks retire.

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Kozy62

May-03-14 2:52 PM

Just stating some facts, rentss...just some facts. I didn't know that democrats were so against facts...if that's what you are.

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rentss

May-03-14 2:25 PM

I've seen notsocialist and kozy posting about the Labor Force Participation Rate a few times recently, and it's clear neither knows how it's calculated. It's the number of Americans aged 16 or older who are not in school/institutionalized/military/etc. who are working or looking for a job as a proportion of the total population who fit the above criteria. So, pensioners who aren't institutionalized are counted as those capable of working but choosing not to participate. This is the problem when tea-party types start using economic language with a group of people who don't understand economics.

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Beaumont

May-03-14 2:25 PM

"Republican who's more loyal to his party than to the country, therefore you're willing to jump on anything you think is anti-Obama"

BAM!! hit that nail square on the head!

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rentss

May-03-14 2:20 PM

So what's your excuse, Kozy? You're not working, so you're helping to bring down the LFPR. You know that, right? Or did you not realize that with an aging population, it's natural to have a decreasing LFPR? Or are you just another Republican who's more loyal to his party than to the country, therefore you're willing to jump on anything you think is anti-Obama even when you don't actually understand what they're even talking about, such as the LFPR?

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Beaumont

May-03-14 2:16 PM

So Beaumont, were you being incredulous when you posted those stats?

You bet!

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Beaumont

May-03-14 2:15 PM

Yea, like"if you like your insurance/doctor, you can keep it".

Did you loose your Doctor?

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Kozy62

May-03-14 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Despite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.

The unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March, the lowest it has been since September 2008 when it was 6.1 percent. The sharp drop, though, occurred because the number of people working or seeking work fell. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not count people not looking for a job as unemployed.

The bureau noted that the civilian labor force dropped by 806,000 last month.

So, is this good news bug, or Bush's fault? Hard to tell from your 9 postings...

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