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US factories enter longest stretch of rapid growth in 30 years

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Richard King, Aug 3, 2004.

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  1. MikeSoltis

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    Dubya was having trouble with the term 'sabbatical' . . . "He was in church for four months?" :D

    As for the job forecast ... 247,000 - 32,000 = many folks who are still 'on sabbatical'
    Good luck to them all.
     
  2. Richard King

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    You won't read this in the major media.
    Year--------Unemployment Rate
    1996----------5.6
    2004----------5.5
    What was happening in 1996? Someone was running for re-election and all you read about was how great the unemployment rate at the time. What is happening now? Someone is running for re-election and all you read about is how bad the unemployment rate is.
     
  3. RichW

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    "Someone is running for re-election and all you read about is how bad the unemployment rate is."

    Its not the snapshot, but the movie, that tells the story. Its all about trends and momentum. The unemployment rate went from 7.3 to 5.3 during Clinton's first term and then down to 4.2 by the end of his second term.

    Bush's term started with 4.2 and went up to 5.5. Whileit looks like the momentum may finally be moving in Bush's favor, it is too late for some people who have already used up all their unemployment compensation.

    1993-01-01 7.3
    1993-02-01 7.1
    1993-03-01 7.0
    1993-04-01 7.1
    1993-05-01 7.1
    1993-06-01 7.0
    1993-07-01 6.9
    1993-08-01 6.8
    1993-09-01 6.7
    1993-10-01 6.8
    1993-11-01 6.6
    1993-12-01 6.5
    1994-01-01 6.6
    1994-02-01 6.6
    1994-03-01 6.5
    1994-04-01 6.4
    1994-05-01 6.1
    1994-06-01 6.1
    1994-07-01 6.1
    1994-08-01 6.0
    1994-09-01 5.9
    1994-10-01 5.8
    1994-11-01 5.6
    1994-12-01 5.5
    1995-01-01 5.6
    1995-02-01 5.4
    1995-03-01 5.4
    1995-04-01 5.8
    1995-05-01 5.6
    1995-06-01 5.6
    1995-07-01 5.7
    1995-08-01 5.7
    1995-09-01 5.6
    1995-10-01 5.5
    1995-11-01 5.6
    1995-12-01 5.6
    1996-01-01 5.6
    1996-02-01 5.5
    1996-03-01 5.5
    1996-04-01 5.6
    1996-05-01 5.6
    1996-06-01 5.3
    1996-07-01 5.5
    1996-08-01 5.1
    1996-09-01 5.2
    1996-10-01 5.2
    1996-11-01 5.4
    1996-12-01 5.4
    1997-01-01 5.3
    1997-02-01 5.2
    1997-03-01 5.2
    1997-04-01 5.1
    1997-05-01 4.9
    1997-06-01 5.0
    1997-07-01 4.9
    1997-08-01 4.8
    1997-09-01 4.9
    1997-10-01 4.7
    1997-11-01 4.6
    1997-12-01 4.7
    1998-01-01 4.6
    1998-02-01 4.6
    1998-03-01 4.7
    1998-04-01 4.3
    1998-05-01 4.4
    1998-06-01 4.5
    1998-07-01 4.5
    1998-08-01 4.5
    1998-09-01 4.6
    1998-10-01 4.5
    1998-11-01 4.4
    1998-12-01 4.4
    1999-01-01 4.3
    1999-02-01 4.4
    1999-03-01 4.2
    1999-04-01 4.3
    1999-05-01 4.2
    1999-06-01 4.3
    1999-07-01 4.3
    1999-08-01 4.2
    1999-09-01 4.2
    1999-10-01 4.1
    1999-11-01 4.1
    1999-12-01 4.0
    2000-01-01 4.0
    2000-02-01 4.1
    2000-03-01 4.0
    2000-04-01 3.8
    2000-05-01 4.0
    2000-06-01 4.0
    2000-07-01 4.0
    2000-08-01 4.1
    2000-09-01 4.0
    2000-10-01 3.9
    2000-11-01 3.9
    2000-12-01 3.9
    2001-01-01 4.2

    2001-02-01 4.2
    2001-03-01 4.3
    2001-04-01 4.4
    2001-05-01 4.3
    2001-06-01 4.5
    2001-07-01 4.6
    2001-08-01 4.9
    2001-09-01 5.0
    2001-10-01 5.4
    2001-11-01 5.6
    2001-12-01 5.7
    2002-01-01 5.6
    2002-02-01 5.7
    2002-03-01 5.7
    2002-04-01 5.9
    2002-05-01 5.8
    2002-06-01 5.8
    2002-07-01 5.8
    2002-08-01 5.7
    2002-09-01 5.7
    2002-10-01 5.7
    2002-11-01 5.9
    2002-12-01 6.0
    2003-01-01 5.8
    2003-02-01 5.9
    2003-03-01 5.8
    2003-04-01 6.0
    2003-05-01 6.1
    2003-06-01 6.3
    2003-07-01 6.2
    2003-08-01 6.1
    2003-09-01 6.1
    2003-10-01 6.0
    2003-11-01 5.9
    2003-12-01 5.7
    2004-01-01 5.6
    2004-02-01 5.6
    2004-03-01 5.7
    2004-04-01 5.6
    2004-05-01 5.6
    2004-06-01 5.6
    2004-07-01 5.5
     
  4. rocatman

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    The stated unemployment rate does not include the folks who have given up trying and/or no longer qualify for unemployment benefits. I believe the number of months someone can obtain unemployment benefits has been changed over the years at the whims of the President and Congress. If the number of months is reduced then the unemployment rate the way it is currently calculated should go down. Of course the greatest manipulation of unemployment numbers was under Reagan when it was decided to include active military personnel in figuring the unemployment numbers. Since all active military personnel have a job, the unemployment numbers went down.

    Perhaps the Bush adminstration could include all the Iraqis being paid by the U.S. government (by our tax dollars) when figuring the unemployment rate. This way if the U.S. invades Iran with even a greater population than Iraq, maybe our unemployment rate will go below zero.
     
  5. HappyGoLucky

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    Why not? The Iraqis now have full universal health care, free of charge, paid for by our tax dollars. Somehow the Bush administration feels that is important for their "democracy", but the Republicans consider that "socialistic" for us here in the USA and say it would be bad for us. Maybe all our retirees should move to Bagdhad instead of Miami?
     
  6. SAEMike

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    Yes, life imediately after living under a brutal dictator, is exactly like life living in the richest country in the world, where people who consider themselves rich, have apartments, vehicles, computers, and sit on their couch watching cable or satellite television and throw leftover food in the trash.

    Good analogy. Almost as good as comparing slaves who were tied up and beaten for trying to learn how to read to queers who can work making millions of dollars a year.
     
  7. HappyGoLucky

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    Are you always so ignorant or do you just play that way on discussion forums? :sure:

    Universal health care isn't about dictators or rich countries or watching TV. If the US Government considers Universal Healthcare an important necessity for the people of Iraq, why does it therefore NOT consider it an important necessity for the people who pay for it right here in the USA?

    And of course, you completely disregard the 30 to 40 MILLION PEOPLE right here in the USA who have NO MEDICAL INSURANCE, so their access to health care is seriously curtailed or non-existant.

    And again, unless you are gay yourself, how are you to know what kind of discrimination gay people face on a daily basis? Your attempts to belittle and demean for your own sick and twisted enjoyment is very telling on what kind of person you really are: beneath contempt.
     
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