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View Diary: Crunch. Another rotten jobs report. U6 surges to 17.1% (233 comments)

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  •  No - look at the jump this year in Private jobs (2+ / 0-)
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    •  Thanks, it just isn't growing here (3+ / 0-)
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      in Buffalo.  I did review the graphs, don't we need to create at least 150,000 per month to "break even"?

      Meaning there will never be enough jobs, ever again, for all of us looking, begging and praying for one.

      •  Western New York needs to get smaller. (1+ / 0-)
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        gerrilea

        That's the beginning, middle, and end of it.  People without jobs in Western New York need to consider moving somewhere else.

        The most impressive thing about man [...] is the fact that he has invented the concept of that which does not exist--Glenn Gould

        by Rich in PA on Fri Oct 08, 2010 at 07:12:08 AM PDT

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        •  Rich, tell me about it.... (1+ / 0-)
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          radical simplicity

          I seriously considered it this last time Congress passed the final unemployment extensions.  I received almost $2000 and after talking with my Mom and friends they kept asking me, "Well where would you move to, it's bad all over.?"

          And they were right...if I could have found an area that was growing, I seriously would have moved.

          WNY has been destroyed by Chinese steel, etc.

          •  Start your own business (0+ / 0-)

            Look, it's grapes of wrath time, we are in a depression and it's going to get a LOT worse if the Republicans take control, or even get close to control in either house.

            What do you do?  What are you good at?  Think about it. There are a lot of businesses out there that are going to go under because they have too much fat.  There's also a lot of businesses that are going to be survivors and will have a hard time getting products because their suppliers are going under.

            Can you target the survivors and supply them with something cheaper or better than what they're getting now?  Find out what they need, find the niche you can fill.  

            Now can be the best time to start a business, besides, you may not have a choice.

            Good luck!

            •  Thanks for the support, I did consider (0+ / 0-)

              opening a business 2 yrs ago.  

              There were some issues, money, money, money then location, location, location. I would have loved to open a restaurant, reality is 90% of all new businesses fail within the first 5 yrs. Restaurants are brutal.

              My only other marketable skills are managing retail businesses...thought about going back to school, retrain in some other industry...then the same first issue of money, money, money.  

              I was told by Social Services (after unemployment ran out) that if I had no experience or was a recently released convict, they could get me a job within a week...go figure...

              But thanks for the suggestions...I was pondering the idea again, just before I saw this Diary....of doing something to bring income into my home...

              I've seriously got to think outside of the box...in this case pretend that there never was a box...

      •  223,000 (2+ / 0-)
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        at least 150,000 per month to "break even"?

        It seems labor force grew by 223,000 this month.  If so, we needed a net plus of 223,000 to break even.  I don't know what the average is per month.

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