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originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
a reply to: tommo39
Yes, indeed. Trump is a bloviating buffoon who yelps nonsense half the time and who wails ignorant rubbish the other half. You can't take anything he says seriously. Especially because when challenged he takes it back and claims that he never said it.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Annee
Did you actually read how they do it from the BLS website itself or did you just listen to how they do it on a radio show and assume they knew what they were talking about?
In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households received benefits from one or more government programs—about 151 million out of an estimated 306.8 million Americans—according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last October.
originally posted by: MrSpad
The Unemployment rate is determined by a variety of sources. Trump seems to be like many people confused and thinks that the rate comes from people filling for or on employment. That is a measure of newly unemployed but, now how the government gets the unemployment rate. They use the Current Population Survey (CPS) and have been since the 1940's. And t break down to unemployed and looking, unemployed and have given up looking (both are go into the rate and then those who are employed and those who are unemployed but not employed but do not want or need to work. The survey includes every body 16 and up. It is a very statistical and scientific measurement. Of course unemployment insurance, people paying into and getting paid by SSI, employers FICA reporting and a variety of methods states use to figure state unemployment levels are compared to CPS data to make sure nothing is out of whack. So, pretty much the rate is the rate. Random guessing by Trump or other people fall aside when they find out how much really goes into it.
originally posted by: SomeDumbBroad
If we go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website we can see for ourselves that it has plummeted.
Bureau of Labor Statistics- Unemployment
It's evident that the initial claims put out about fixing the economy were only temporary