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Forget 10% Unemployment, The Real Job Loss Pain Number Is 54%

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posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 02:13 AM
Here's an interesting and disturbing new way to look at unemployment.

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All across the Motherland, spontaneous mass demonstrations of thanks and celebration have broken out, showcasing the boundless will and energy of the masses and their gratitude for the Astounding and Unprecidented Recovery! Courage, comerades! The struggle for our new, prosperous life continues and victory draws close!

A March survey from Pew shows just how broad the unemployment pain has been felt. When you hear of 10% unemployment, you might imagine 1/10th of Americans experiencing extreme financial stress from the recent recession.

Yet given the unemployment rate's odd methodology whereby it drops people who stop looking for work out of the data, and the fact that American households usually have more than one person, the real 'pain' number is 54% -- over half of American households felt the direct impact of job losses:

Pew Research:

A majority now says that someone in their household has been without a job or looking for work (54%); just 39% said this in February 2009. Only a quarter reports receiving a pay raise or a better job in the past year (24%), while almost an equal number say they have been laid off or lost a job (21%).
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posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 09:51 AM
Very clever use of doublespeak..

It's much worse than people think, that's for true. The clock is ticking before things begin collapsing.

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 02:03 PM
reply to post by silent thunder

Excellent expose.

Still the brainwashed masses believe in the "bootstrap" principle instead of the structural reforms which happened after the Great Depression.

So each individual gets blamed for being lazy or for not paying taxes, etc. -- maybe the new financial reforms which Obama just gave his speech on will help a bit.

The fact is structural unemployment is a reality -- there could not be the rich if some people were not made poor! So those homeless people actual enable there to be wealthy and even enable there to be a middle class.

And so when there's an increase in the homeless it means there's also an increase in the wealthy class -- but the middle class works for the wealthy class so you get this delay in mind control information whereby the middle class continues in denial and attack against the poor.

Finally things get so bad that the inevitable is reached and once again some of the wealthy have their primitive accumulation taken from them. Because that's what it is.

The U.S. is an empire and on the periphery of the empire there's still tens of millions in slave labor -- for chocolate, for clothing, for sugar, for mining in the Amazon, for diamonds and gold in Africa -- slave labor in India.

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 02:10 PM
54% ARE YOU CRAZY?????

It is obviously more like 1500%...everyone knows that. And it is all Obama's fault.

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 02:23 PM
This seems impossible. 54% of the tax paying population layed off? thierd be homelss people all around us at 54%. I dont think that percentage is accurate....but i can be wrong. it dosnt fit right. 54% layed off to me, would mean stores being ganged up on and looted for survival. At least where i am in southwest CT, people are working., highways and streets are overcrowded with traffic, the norm.
However, regardless of the percentage, the system, government and big banks have screweed up over in thier little behind closed doors meetings. Corporate america...they wil never learn, all they know is to be greedy, outsource and make sure the effin vice president and CEO gets thier $30 million salary. thats all that really counts.
Mot corporations make products FULL of harmfull chemicals anyways that we buy and use daily.

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 02:34 PM
Just wondering if you all think watching the Food Stamp recipient count is a good way to gage the unemployment rate?

That's what I've been watching. In January, 37.2 million were on food stamps.

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 03:04 PM
reply to post by sodakota

Well you can qualify for food stamps even if your employed but your income does not meet your cost of living. But if you're on food stamps you have to prove that you are currently looking for a job if you don't have one. So if you're not looking for a job then technically you can't be on food stamps.

posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 03:39 AM

Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
54% ARE YOU CRAZY?????

It is obviously more like 1500%...everyone knows that. And it is all Obama's fault.

Read the OP carefully. It's not saying 54% of Americans are'S saying 54% of HOUSEHOLDS have at least one jobless member. Now, admittedly this is not as intense as a straight-up 50% unemployment ratio, but it creates all kinds of very important and damagaing monetary, emotional, and relational strains that the media has completely ignored.

posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 08:46 AM
It is the same over here:

You have:

* Straight-forward unemployed, looking for work
* People aged 18-25 shoved in government-sponsored training places (thus not unemployed)
* People shoved into voluntary work (not unemployed)
* People kicked off the unemployment list if they can't find work (they're not unemployed)
* People on benefits and out of work (not unemployed)
* Self-employed people who are struggling.

In addition to the above, if it hadn't been for the crrent Government creating over 1,000,000 new public sector jobs, the jobless rate would be even higher.

I estimate the total number of people not earning a living, is around 25%-30% of the population.

Housing is so expensive most people can not afford to buy a house. The average age of first-time buyers is now 37 years old!!!!!!

This situation can not continue.

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:15 AM
reply to post by silent thunder

Our currency has value because we BELIEVE it does.

Since the large majority of those unemployed made a poverty wage, the big question is:
If the unemployed in this country considered our currency worthless would the dollar exist?

I don't think so.

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