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  •  I don't expect anything near 200K for December (3+ / 0-)
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    tietack, MichaelNY, Setsuna Mudo

    And given how Novembers numbers were so retail heavy (50K out of the 140K private sector jobs were in retail) its hard to get excited.  

    •  It's exciting for D election prospects (4+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, Setsuna Mudo, askew, DCCyclone

      It is not nearly enough for those who are suffering from underemployment, etc.

      "I hope; therefore, I can live."
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      by tietack on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 07:02:11 AM PST

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      •  I think Dems need to be careful (4+ / 0-)
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        andgarden, MichaelNY, Setsuna Mudo, Mark27

        The focus on jobs isn't a great tack, but the unemployment rate is the number everyone knows.  In that realm, I expect unemployment to be well below 8% by the 2012 election.  

        However, I don't expect huge gains and jobs and just don't see the rebound in good paying jobs (those outside retail and temp labor) happening in 2012.  

        It will be threading the needle, focusing on improving labor conditions but with the knowledge that, no, jobs aren't plentiful and the good paying jobs haven't come back yet.

        On the plus side, its hard to see how the GOP can gain anything out of the issue at all.

    •  November will likely be revised up (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      If the last few months are any indication. And if you haven't had a job and you get a job in retail you are real excited. Enough of  negative nelly syndrome! Dems are lousy at spin.

      "There are a lot of reasons not to elect me." Mitt Romney (R-All Over The Map)

      by conspiracy on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 02:46:29 PM PST

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