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View Diary: Government reports 146,000 new jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 7.7% (108 comments)

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  •  Regean's unemployment rate decline was with (0+ / 0-)

    rising participation rates, in contrast to the decline in participation we have today.

    Today's number is just about enough to cover the increase in population, not enough to reduce the number of unemployed.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:28:59 AM PST

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    •  The number required to cover population... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...increase is currently 109,000, according to the Atlanta Fed's jobs calculator.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 08:19:43 AM PST

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      •  Nov up 146k, Oct & Nov revised down 49k (0+ / 0-)

        So net of prior 2 month revisions was a net 97,000 which is 12,000 below what is needed just for population increase.

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:34:22 PM PST

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