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    No because anybody who isn't die hard Obama will be able to separate the B.S. from the buttermilk and see that real unemployment is much higher than this cooked number. 11% +.
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    Stop the conspiracy theory. Same numbers that have been used for decades. Counter point...if they would not count 16 & 17 yr olds and full time college students it would b lower than 7.8%.
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    @Dinstigator yeah except it doesn't account for all the people that aren't even looking anymore and most of the jobs are part time jobs that have been taken by people who need much much more to get by. Obama is a failure.
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    Well this job report takes the wind out of Romney sail,and why are these numb nut republicans running around talk bout people that have stop looking for work.Who does that and how do republicans account for those that they lie about dropping out looking for work ?
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    @Capt_Morgan02 it never has counted them. It has never counted silver spoon kids either but nobody pulled this theory out under Reagan
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    Not to mention all the people working for defense contractors who will be out of work come January.... Oh wait, we aren't supposed to talk about that.......
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    @LGRepublican that's a forbidden topic LG....we aren't allowed to question the almighty obamas intentions Allah may strike us down....
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    Numbers are fudged? You mean like Obama not having a teleprompter or was on drugs during the debate with Romney and that is why he was off his game?

    Please.

    Romney/Ryan for the win.
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    Huh, maybe he did smoke a dubie just before the debate! Lol!! He loved it in his college years.(Supposed college years that is)
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    Oh please. All Romney has to say is the truth! Those jobs are part time. Who can call that a recovery? Is this being better off than one was four years ago; a part time job?
    Why should we have to settle for this 'new normal' that is so much less than what this country used to be? Why? Because Obama and a hand full of Marxists want to turn us into Sweden? Who made them God?
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    Just watch the rightwingers claim that the numbers are fudged. They think Obama is so powerful that he can fudge the unemployment numbers (but didn't until now), fake the presidential poll numbers (except for the bump that RMoney got after the debate), etc. To them he's a anti-capitalist who somehow has managed to have the stock market nearly double in less than 4 years. And to 15% of them RMoney is responsible for killing Osama bin Ladin.
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    No don't think so because those number changes should've happened a long time ago. Besides there other issues with Barack other than the unemployment rate.
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    Doom his campaign?? How could anything damage his chances against the worst President in History. If the GOP cant get into the oval office now, then they should shut the GOP down forever!!
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    I understand entirely how a drop from a high unemployment rate to a not quite as high unemployment rate that just now, right before the election, the unemployment rate finally gets below the level Obama promised 3 years ago if we just passed his stimulus and jobs bills. Never mind that it's two years behind schedule in an Obama recovery that had no where to go but up... at least a little.
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    Yes the U-3 number ticking down to 7.8% will help a struggling Obama campaign that can't talk the economy without resorting to class warfare rhetoric (evidence the debate)... It'll help with the economically ignorant who don;t know the difference between the U-3 number and the U-6 number which is stuck at 14.7%.

    The reason? That 114,000 jobs that was added isn;t enough to keep up with population growth... The drop in the U3 number was due to some people finding part-time seasonal work and others giving up and dropping off the U3 statistics.
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    I don't think so. They are are misleading. What the published figures actually show are unemployed people actually looking for work. It doesn't take into consideration those people who are working part time who want to work full time or those individuals who have stopped looking for work. U-6, which is also published by the BLS, takes these people into consideration.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.ht...

    The U-6 rate has remained steady at 14.7%.

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    That 14.7% rate doesn't discount people who are going back to school, people receiving more training to get better jobs, or families who are choosing to go to a single income (it wasn't long ago that the right said that being a stay at home mom is the hardest job). Real unemployment is probably somewhere between those two numbers, but it always has.
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    @AceLuby It sounds to me that you are still talking about individuals who have dropped out of the labor market because they can't find jobs.
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    @gammler It's not that they can't find jobs, it's that they can't find jobs that they are qualified for. The unemployment rate for those who hold college degrees is 4.5%.
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    @gammler No, it completely depends on how you define it. Students and stay at home moms are not necessarily discouraged workers. Some are, many are not.
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    How is it tough to spin an unemployment rate that is no better than when Obama took office and in light of the fact that Obama said he would lower the rate to 5.6%. Obviously, the real spin is this article. DUH!
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    Sure do hope people are smart enough to realize that the jobless rate is likely down due to seasonal employment. People get temp jobs but after holidays they will be unemployed again
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    One can only hope! Apparently, expectations are beyond the understanding of the dilemma we have been in for the past 8 years. Moving forward is where we are now, disbelief of those who expect miracles are only contributing to the stall, not the recovery. A full recovery is not possible without some sacrifices and setbacks, impetuousness is a sign of immaturity--America will not drown, and treading water is better than what we were doing as of October 2008. Progress is slow, the economy is not fixed in the timeframe of an epic movie. Educate yourselves instead of just reacting.
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    Anyone with half a brain on economics and in seeing business trends should know the new numbers are just a bunch of "hot air"! Give me a break...look at the numbers on food stamps again as you talk to business owners looking to hire right now!
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    Until the revised numbers come out, yes they will. Any plus for Romney's opponents is a negative for Romney. Facts don't matter to the American populace, but rather how they interpret those facts is what's important. Most people like having their news spoon-fed to them, and have no desire (or time or resources) to dig any deeper than the headlines and the overview that newspaper articles provide. So if they see a headline that says, "Job Numbers Up!", that's good enough for them and they think, "Oh see, Obama IS doing a good job." If later they see headlines that read, "Job Numbers Revised, Outlook Not as Positive as Previously Thought," these same people will go, "Oh well, guess Obama's not doing as good a job." Plus add the negative campaign ads that the GOP will run following adjusted numbers and it'll virtually erase any positive news that happened last week or two weeks prior.
    So yes, this will hurt Romney, until something happens to hurt Obama. And this back and forth will happen all the way up until Election Day.
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    romney needs to get some investigators on this and see if he can prove it wrong and show obama is messing with numbers once again.
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    Wow, lower jobless rate but a horrendous explosion in the amount of people on foodstamps. Foreclosures everywhere and on the increase. Obama is proud of this? Democrats are proud of this? Good grief, how stupid can the democrats be?
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    its about like a bunch of republicans to order a mass layoff when theres no need for it when the president and other democrats have worked hard to get the unemployment rate below 8%. all the mass layoff order is to get the unemployment rate to sky rocket to make the president look bad and try to make it an easy race for mitt.it is crooked wrong and immoral to cost people their jobs just to try to get a man that is not qualified elected president and the proof he is not qualified is the fact his partners in the same political views are demanding the mass lay offs of contractors its just plain wrong
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