reply to post by braindeadconservatives
The economy keeps adding jobs every month, going from a point from where it was losing
750,000 a month to gaining 250,000 a month.
Does that count at all or is a million job spread really just poor performance? "
I'm going to tag this one, but I'm also replying to another post about how the number tallying hasn't been changed. I figured I'd fill you guys
compiles all the statistic analysis on unemployment.
1st: First of all, where did you get these numbers? Link me!
2nd: if we lost 750,000 jobs every 3 months for 4 years, and we gained 250,000 jobs every 3 months for the 6 months how many newly unemployed people
do you have? (LOST: 12 million, GAIN: .5 million.) [Lost - gain = 11.5 million jobs lossed] What you were explaining is this scenario. While these
are fictitious numbers, they show the scenario you propose. So even, if those are real, and not made up numbers, you point is mute.
3rd: This one regards the other post. Just because the percentages fluctuate up and down doesn't mean with complete absolution that there are less
unemployed, it most likely means (in this scenario) they stopped counting people who stopped looking for work. This is something they do, not a made
up thing. I find it akward that you would site a UK url for reference to america issues. Refer mostly to bls.gov for the numbers unless you want to
compile the numbers yourself. They are one of only 2? ( I think, it's been awhile since we talked about it) organizations that do it. The majority of
numbers you see in the media come from there.
A more detailed look at how unemployment rates are compiled, which are done monthly. These unemployment rates are found by defining the size of the
labor force. The labor force does not include people who are not seeking work, like a full-time student, stay-at-home parent, or the retired. The
[labor force = (# employed) + (# unemployed)] [Unemployment rate = (# Unemployed / Labor force) x 100]. A statistic that most people don't talk about
often is the Labor-force participation rate which is equal to the Labor force divided by the Adult population of said country (then x100). The number
of people in this country who are unemployed is well above 8.3% (which would be 25 million people ( since there are ~300 million in the US). I'll let
you figure the rest out for yourselves, you all seem smart enough to figure this out once presented with some accurate information.