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Old 05-07-2010, 11:56 PM   #46
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New unemployment figures are out today for the month of May. Unemployment decreased from 9.9% in April to 9.7% in May. Despite the decrease, the average unemployment rate since Obama became President increases from 9.39% to 9.41%.


Average Unemployment Rates For US Presidents Since World War II:

01. Lyndon Johnson: 4.19%
02. Harry Truman: 4.26%
03. Dwight Eisenhower: 4.89%
04. Richard Nixon: 5.00%
05. Bill Clinton: 5.20%
06. George W. Bush: 5.27%
07. John Kennedy: 5.98%
08. George H.W. Bush: 6.30%
09. Jimmy Carter: 6.54%
10. Ronald Reagan: 7.54%
11. Gerald Ford: 7.77%
12. Barack Obama: 9.41%
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You're still sticking to this line of comparison?

Well at least you're consistent.
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Economy adds 431K jobs but few in private sector - Yahoo! Finance

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Private hiring weak as census jobs lift payrolls by 431,000, jobless rate dips to 9.7 pct.


Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer, On Friday June 4, 2010, 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace since the start of the year, as a wave of census hiring lifted payrolls by 431,000 in May. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent as people gave up searching for work.

The Labor Department's new employment snapshot released Friday suggested that outside of the burst of hiring of temporary census workers by the federal government many private employers are wary of bulking up their work forces.

That indicates the economic recovery may not bring relief fast enough for millions of Americans who are unemployed.

Virtually all the job creation in May came from the hiring of 411,000 census workers. Such hiring peaked in May and will begin tailing off in June.

By contrast, hiring by private employers, the backbone of the economy, slowed sharply. They added just 41,000 jobs, down from 218,000 in April and the fewest since January.

"Although the economic outlook is improving, the recovery is still pretty tepid," said Paul Ashworth, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics.

President Barack Obama acknowledged that temporary census jobs drove the overall payroll gain. But he said private sector hiring is growing. He noted five straight months of job gains after devastating losses from the recession. He said the recovery is still in its early stages, and that it will be uneven in the months ahead.

"Things never go completely in a smooth line," Obama said during a speech Friday. "This report is a sign that our economy is getting stronger by the day."

However, the weakness in private hiring rattled Wall Street. Stock tumbled and bond prices rose, as investors sought the safety of U.S. Treasurys. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 175 points in early trading.

The unemployment rate, which is derived from a separate survey than the payroll figures, fell to 9.7 percent from 9.9 percent. The dip partly reflected 322,000 people leaving the labor force for a variety of reasons.

All told, 15 million people were unemployed in May.

Counting people who have given up looking for work and part-timers who would rather be working full time, the "underemployment" rate fell to 16.6 percent in May from 17.1 percent in April. That reflected fewer people forced into part-time work. Still, the high underemployment figure shows how difficult it is for jobseekers to find work.

The number of people out of work six months or longer reached 6.76 million in May, a new high. They made up 46 percent of all unemployed people, also a record high.

Employers across a range of industries last month added jobs at a slower pace -- or cut them. Factories, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality companies, and education and health care firms all slowed hiring. Financial services, construction companies and retailers all pared jobs. Government, however, led the way in hiring, adding a whopping 390,000 positions last month.

Job gains in April were the same as first reported, while payrolls in March were slightly less -- 208,000 versus 230,000.

The prospect of persistently high unemployment is likely to prevent consumers from going on the kinds of shopping sprees they typically do during early phases of recoveries. That's a key reason why this recovery isn't as energetic as those usually seen in the past.

Workers did see wages rise modestly last month.

Nationwide, average hourly earnings rose to $22.57, from $22.50 in April. However, inflation was nibbling into paychecks. Over the past 12 months, wages rose 1.9 percent, while inflation was up 2.2 percent.

The unemployment rate in October hit 10.1 percent, a 26-year high. Some analysts think it could go a bit higher and peak at 10.2 or 10.4 percent by June. However, that's lower than some forecasts earlier this year of 11 percent.

About 125,000 new jobs are needed each month just to keep up with population growth and prevent the unemployment rate from rising.

Hiring isn't expected to be consistently strong enough to quickly drive down the unemployment rate this year. Economists think the rate will remain above 9 percent by the November midterm elections. That could make Democratic and Republican incumbents in Congress vulnerable.

Only 20 percent of Americans consider the economy in good condition, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted in mid-May.

Chrysler LLC said and Ford Motor Co. last month announced plans to hire as auto sales have risen. But others are still laying off workers. Hewlett-Packard Co. said this week it is cutting 9,000 jobs in its technology services division. And chocolate-maker Hershey Co. may cut 600 jobs.
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New unemployment figures are out today for the month of May. Unemployment decreased from 9.9% in April to 9.7% in May. Despite the decrease, the average unemployment rate since Obama became President increases from 9.39% to 9.41%.


Average Unemployment Rates For US Presidents Since World War II:

01. Lyndon Johnson: 4.19%
02. Harry Truman: 4.26%
03. Dwight Eisenhower: 4.89%
04. Richard Nixon: 5.00%
05. Bill Clinton: 5.20%
06. George W. Bush: 5.27%
07. John Kennedy: 5.98%
08. George H.W. Bush: 6.30%
09. Jimmy Carter: 6.54%
10. Ronald Reagan: 7.54%
11. Gerald Ford: 7.77%
12. Barack Obama: 9.41%
This sort of superficial shock and awe attack is exactly what the conservatives do in australia. They pander to the sensibilities of the 'average joe' offering them shocking data that is uinterpreted, un-contextualised and basically wrong. Over here, we have actually managed to get our budget projections into surplus 6 years ahead of schedule since the GFC. Our government avoided a major recession. But still the opposition play their base-level media game by making shock announcements about irresponsible spending and high taxes.

If the conservatives weren't all just one-trick ponies, then maybe you could engage people in real conversations about the statistics you put up. Instead, you resign yourself to ridicule and scorn because of your painfuly transparent and woefully underthought logic.

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New unemployment figures are out today for the month of June. Unemployment decreased from 9.7% in May to 9.5% in June. Despite the decrease, the average unemployment rate since Obama became President increases from 9.41% to 9.42%.


Average Unemployment Rates For US Presidents Since World War II:

01. Lyndon Johnson: 4.19%
02. Harry Truman: 4.26%
03. Dwight Eisenhower: 4.89%
04. Richard Nixon: 5.00%
05. Bill Clinton: 5.20%
06. George W. Bush: 5.27%
07. John Kennedy: 5.98%
08. George H.W. Bush: 6.30%
09. Jimmy Carter: 6.54%
10. Ronald Reagan: 7.54%
11. Gerald Ford: 7.77%
12. Barack Obama: 9.42%
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Despite the decrease, the average unemployment rate since Obama became President increases from 9.41% to 9.42%.
So he's had an increase of .01%

So what was Bush's increase?
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So he's had an increase of .01%
Thats only from May 2010 to June 2010, just one month.

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So what was Bush's increase?
Over what time period?
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Thats only from May 2010 to June 2010, just one month.

Do you not read your own posts:

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Despite the decrease, the average unemployment rate since Obama became President increases from 9.41% to 9.42%.
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Do you not read your own posts:
Yep, and I just was confirming that the increase of .01 was do to just that one month.

You simply stated he has had an increase of .01 and then questioned what Bush's increase was, which suggest you did not understand that the increase was simply do to the addition of a single month of new data.
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Yep, and I just was confirming that the increase of .01 was do to just that one month.

You simply stated he has had an increase of .01 and then questioned what Bush's increase was, which suggest you did not understand that the increase was simply do to the addition of a single month of new data.
"since Obama became President increases from 9.41% to 9.42%. "

Since Obama became President it has only increased .01%? Isn't that what your statement says?
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"since Obama became President increases from 9.41% to 9.42%. "

Since Obama became President it has only increased .01%? Isn't that what your statement says?
No it doesn't. Were talking about the Average Unemployment rate for each President. With a current sitting President like Obama, this average will change each month when a new unemployment report is published. It won't be until Obama finishes his term that you will have a firm total.


Here is the list, with all the months that Obama has been President showing the average unemployment rate under him. It changes with each month as new unemployment data is added:

OBAMA
2009
January 7.77%
February 7.95%
March 8.17%
April 8.35%
May 8.56%
June 8.72%
July 8.81%
August 8.93%
September 9.02%
October 9.13%
November 9.21%
December 9.28%
2010
January 9.31%
February 9.34%
March 9.36%
April 9.39%
May 9.41%
June 9.42%

Remember the above list is the average unemployment rate while Obama is in office as the start of each month, NOT the actual unemployment rate for the country in that particular month!

So with January as the starting point, your first figure for the Obama administration would be 7.77%. So nearly 18 months later, Obama's average has increased from 7.77% to 9.42%, although the first month is not really an average since it is just one month of data.

Under Bush, the average unemployment rate during his 96 months in office was 5.27%. During Obama's first 18 months in office, his average has been 9.42% which is about an 80% increase over the average during Bush's 96 months in office. Obama has at least 30 more months in office, 78 months if he is elected to a second term.
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