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View Diary: MUST SEE: USA unemployment by county 2007-10 (303 comments)

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  •  That is because the Europeans report their (4+ / 0-)

    true unemployment numbers, we wash ours.  Our unemployment is likely as high as theirs and always has been but we do not count self-employed persons that are not making an actual living being self-employed, we do not count people after they have exhausted their UI benefits.  The Europeans count them because they refuse to let them starve to death.  We could care less...we just want our numbers to look better for political reasons.

    "When fascism comes to America, it'll be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis

    by lakehillsliberal on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 07:19:36 AM PDT

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