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Good signs from the low unemployment numbers

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posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:28 PM
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It's good news, of course, a rarity these days. There are signs of improvement, both economically and individually.

It's yet to cover the whole nation and may not even do so. Yet if this continues to expand, The U.S,'s future will be a bit brighter.

www.bloomberg.com...

I can say that in my region, finding good help is now a difficult thing. There is a too high percentile of young first time workers that have 'entitlement issues' and generally end up 'not fitting' in with various companies I am connected to. That is worrisome.( I blame this as much or more so on parenting as education issues.) But overall, thing are looking healthy.

Comments on similar experiences would be appreciated.
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posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:31 PM
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The low unemployment numbers are great for jobs paying 10 to 12 dollars per hour.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:32 PM
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originally posted by: eManym
The low unemployment numbers are great for jobs paying 10 to 12 dollars per hour.


Better than $0.00 eh 😎



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

I didn't see anything about what kind of jobs, are these full time jobs? Are these jobs paying a living wage? How many of these jobs are in fact part time jobs, I know that's how they fudge the unemployment numbers in this country .

If these jobs are full time and pay a living wage I agree that's great however I see no evidence of this, unless I missed it as I scanned through the article.
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posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: eManym
The low unemployment numbers are great for jobs paying 10 to 12 dollars per hour.


Yet I've seen numbers where the higher management vacancies have less than 1% unemployment rates.

Even so, if the next generation of managers need a reasonable starting job wage-wise, I'd say that is improving as well. Have to start somewhere.

It much tougher getting good management....as most of us know....



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: nwtrucker

I didn't see anything about what kind of jobs, are these full time jobs? Are these jobs paying a living wage? How many of these jobs are in fact part time jobs, I know that's how they fudge the unemployment numbers in this country .

If these jobs are full time and pay a living wage I agree that's great however I see no evidence of this, unless I missed it as I scanned through the article.


They seemed to me to be in the lower range 10-12 dollar per hour. I have seen shortage of truckers which pay marginally higher, say, 15 -20 per hour.

The last couple of years even entry level jobs were hard to come by. This looks a step in the right direction.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: nwtrucker

I didn't see anything about what kind of jobs, are these full time jobs? Are these jobs paying a living wage? How many of these jobs are in fact part time jobs, I know that's how they fudge the unemployment numbers in this country .

If these jobs are full time and pay a living wage I agree that's great however I see no evidence of this, unless I missed it as I scanned through the article.


I didn't see any reference to part time jobs. It would seem there'd be less part time jobs, overall, if the was a general shortage of workers. The ACA requirements seem null and void. Again, in my region it's definitely full time employment.Definitely a couple of bucks an hour above the state minimum of 11.50 per hour. Mostly entry level or one notch higher, though.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:52 PM
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Lots of warehouse jobs going unfilled in the Chicago suburbs. Even seeing signs stuck in the ground at major intersections.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

This is great news. How much of a drop in unemployment is that? I mean Trump proclaimed the real unemployment rate at 46% in 2016. Is that a 40% drop? It's gotta be around 4% or something now right?

Fantastic, just fantastic.
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posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

It depends on what part of the country you're in. It's around 12% in Chicago, but welfare pays pretty darn good here...and it's tax-free.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:01 AM
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I hate to side with the irrational Trump-hater, but the real unemployment numbers are probably around 8 - 10%.

news.gallup.com...


I have trouble hiring because people don't want to work 40+ and be on-call for 65 - 70 K a year. At least the younger folks don't.

I keep on hiring older farts like myself who like to work and can make some good money.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Where can I submit my resume and schedule an interview?



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:06 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: DBCowboy

Where can I submit my resume and schedule an interview?


Just PM me.



I will hire. Hell, if you have experience in high end lab equipment calibration and don't mind traveling I can probably bump you up to 90.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:13 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I hate to side with the irrational Trump-hater, but the real unemployment numbers are probably around 8 - 10%.

news.gallup.com...


I have trouble hiring because people don't want to work 40+ and be on-call for 65 - 70 K a year. At least the younger folks don't.

I keep on hiring older farts like myself who like to work and can make some good money.



Our entry level wage is currently 54K a year. All that is required is a CCNA which takes 90 days or less to get. Most of the people we have hired lately are all over 35. It seems most young people will not take one damned class to get an easy certification to make money but will gladly go into 10's of thousands of debt for a useless degree.... go figure.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:15 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
I have some experience in that but really don’t want the pay hit. But now days my job is getting rid of people that waste money. If you ever need someone that needs to be fired that makes bank. I am the go to guy. I may be a Dem but I will make a anyone leave without a peep.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You say irrational Trump hater yet you concede to the fact Trumps 46% unemployment claim was outside of reality.

I don't doubt unemployment has been decreasing. It's been on a consistent decline since the 08' recession. The only different is who's taken office - and that's changed the tune of a segment of voters.

Either way it's good news.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: infolurker



I actually had a 24 year old, no experience, college degree, sneer. SNEER. When I said salary at 65 - 70.

Then I turned around and hired a guy who is 61 and he said, "Thank you".



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
I have made Aleppo Joe pass me everything I need during a dinner. That dude is a sour puss in person.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian


Yeah, I think your posting is irrational, but the source I cited had a graph showing similar.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 12:36 AM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

Could you please stop spreading good news sprinkled with facts. It seems to confuse and anger some people.

It is so infuriating when someone you hate does something good for the economy and the pride of being able to take care of yourself because you have a job. Working to support those that need it, instead of those who would rather take than give.







 
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