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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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www.huffingtonpost.com

Officially, Detroit's unemployment rate is just under 30 percent. But the city's mayor and local leaders are suggesting a far more disturbing figure -- the actual jobless rate, they say, is closer to 50 percent.

As many have noted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which culls federal unemployment data, does not account for all of the jobless in its widely-quoted national unemployment figures. Among those omitted: part-time workers who are looking for full-time jobs and frustrated job seekers who abandon their job search altogether.

(For some context, the official national unemployment r
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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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this is bad if true.

how are we as Americans gonna fix this?

maybe if we allow more illegal's in the usa it will fix it's self right?






www.huffingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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I don't know how America is going to get out of this. Unlike in The Great Depression, we can't produce more manufacturing jobs or go to war to recover, and we have trillions of dollars of debt.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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The only way to fix the problems is one that many would not care to support.

It means the entire reform of our nations policies that govern Free trade.

I am afraid that the jobs been lost will never be back in our present political system that supports outsourcing, the WTO and NAFTA and many other job leaching policies.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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Step 1. Close down borders
Step 2. Fix immigration by targeting employers
Step 3. Increase Tariffs

Problem Solved, but new problems will always come about. These are dire times indeed but these type problems need fixed badly.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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The government cannot fix the economy, they can only destroy it.

Lack of LAW enforcement.

Enslaving us to perpetual debt.

Creating a fictional non commodity based currency.

Pursuing a cronie capitalist, monopolistic, communist/socialist economic and social system.

What percent of the GDP is controlled by the government? That right there tells you exactly what kind of system that we have.

Like the government can create anything. Government can only try to control and tax people. That is all they can do. The government cannot create jobs. They can only take things from one people and give that to another. Period.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic tried this system. How did that work out?



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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proof of 50% unemployment in detroit and we have what 5 reply's to the thread...
this is what's wrong with america in a way.

i bet if a thread on a how aliens draw art on our food in field's we would have 1000+ post's.
or how are american kids are fat..we all love to dump on the fat kids right!! lol

heck main stream media on tv is shoving mexicans this mexicans that..how arizona is wrong all day long....but no saying one word about 50% unemployment in detroit....
what use to be the backbone of america's vehicle's..motor city.

peace and god less to all detriot people...hold strong..obama will help us




posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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This is horrible.

It's about 25% where I am and it's only getting worse.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by TheAmused
proof of 50% unemployment in detroit and we have what 5 reply's to the thread...
this is what's wrong with america in a way.


I don't think people are not replying to your thread because they don't think it is important. It's absolutely horrible!

Really, reading the title alone, makes one speachless.

Don't get me wrong either, because I appreciate you putting the information out there.

What would you like people to say and do?



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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As we all know by government numbers the leeching of jobs started with the implementation of global policies like NAFTA and Free Trade, no only that but since NAFTA we have lost million of jobs and the immigration problem has gotten worst.

Even with this been a fact our morons in government still want to pass more free trade agreements to further drain Americans economy

Now in congress is new trade agreements with the nations of Columbia, Panama and South Korea.

America Government and politicians keep propping up economies of
developing countries at the expenses of our own dying one
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Who can possibly benefit from this? its obviously not us the tax payer and unemployed, but corporate American and their greedy private interest in government.

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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Your response is the answer to your question, petting each other and blaming the illegals is going to solve the problem (NOPE)!!!!

that is your answer to all the woes, instead what you should be concerned about is the MILLION upon millions of jobs outsourced to other countries by the government and CEO's.... the Illegals have nothing to do with the job losses, but logic isn't what you want to hear....

Keep petting each other and it will all be better..



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 08:54 PM
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Detroit has been dead for a long time now. The smart ones are long gone and my best advice for anyone still there...GET THE HELL OUT!!

Detroit is America's best example of a revolutionary socialized system, kind of like what Obama and Co are looking to go nation wide with....



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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by ventian
Step 1. Close down borders
Step 2. Fix immigration by targeting employers
Step 3. Increase Tariffs

Problem Solved, but new problems will always come about. These are dire times indeed but these type problems need fixed badly.


While we need to do the First two, they won't solve the problem. Those jobs are NEVER coming back.

Tariffs used in the way I think you envision them would cause the world wide system to collapse. You can't just tariff a product just because it is produced overseas for much less. You all but invite a full fledged trade war. That would not be in our or anyone else's best interest.

We have to keep any new technology we develop, in house. Most new technology we end up producing in other countries for less (talk about shooting ourselves in the foot), and then they pirate the technology.
Just think about it, if we solved the whole fusion problem, we would probably end up making all the parts in China and then they would dupe it and sell it to the world for less than we could.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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You are so right is not funny, When NAFTA and Free trade where enacted the mentality of the morons in government along with their greedy benefactors in private interest told the lie that America will be the thinkers and innovators while the rest of the world will switch into production.

Well the production part became a reality with the rest of the world, but when the US rank in math and science in the slowest compare to developing nations in our educational system obviously we are not longer innovators and thinkers.

We are spenders base on debt.



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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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My hubby works in the Detroit area. What his company has been doing for about 8 months now is every employee gets laid off for one week out of the month. His company is not totally dependent on the auto industry, but does do a fair amount. He's lucky to have kept his job. So many folks have been unemployed and lost their jobs in this area. I hope times will get better soon.



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