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  •  So, there are treal numbers somewhere. (0+ / 0-)

    THe total number of people seeking unemployment benefits is not a survey. These are hard numbers. No survey is necessary.

    Perfectly true. And this has a realationship to the unemployment numbers only in your delusivwe imiagination.

    The unemployment numbers, now close to 10%, are gathered in a phone survey.

    I gave a refereence. Someday, read it.

    Corporations are people; money is speech.
    1984 - George Orwell

    by Frank Palmer on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 09:55:00 AM PST

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    •  My contention is that unemployent is (0+ / 0-)

      too high right now and this means thare more available workers than jobs.  Are you saying this is not true?

      There are statistics from surveys that say this. There is also hard data that says this.  I am sure the number of people collecting unemployment is directly related to the unemployment rate.  Are you saying the survey statistics contradict the hard data?  I doubt it.

      •  The survey statistics ARE the hard data. (0+ / 0-)

        Everything else is your fevid imagination.

        Corporations are people; money is speech.
        1984 - George Orwell

        by Frank Palmer on Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 09:30:11 AM PST

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      •  Your NEW contention. (0+ / 0-)

        The contention I was answering was this delusion on your part:

        These are the numbers the Labor Departments use to calculate unemployment figures.

        Referring to the people applying for unemployment benefits.

        This is absolutely untrue. It is also a common fallacy.
        I try to correct it because people who don't read the references but make things up keep repeating it.
        Soomebody might be naive enough to believe you.

        So I corrected your blunder. So you make up something else to pretend that was what you said. But the history is up there in the thread.

        Corporations are people; money is speech.
        1984 - George Orwell

        by Frank Palmer on Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 09:38:23 AM PST

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