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Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
reply to post by BobM88
^^^^^Beat me while I was still typing.....
Yeah they aren't taking into consideration the people still unemployed that had their benefits run out!!
Nothing changed, it is a false report......People still don't have jobs nor money, but with benefits running out on millions of people it makes Obama look like a superstar!!edit on 5/3/2013 by Chrisfishenstein because: (no reason given)
In fact GDP was never intended to be an indicator of progress or welfare. Simon Kuznets - GDP's creator - said in 1934 that “The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income”.
The Office of National Statistics says that “GDP should not be interpreted as a measure of human welfare”, and the Labour Party says in its environmental manifesto, that “For too long, economic and political success has been measured solely in terms of the rate of growth of economic activity”.
Originally posted by Thrace
I lost my job July 2012 and have been looking since. I've had 2 interviews since both places ended up not hiring when I called them back after a couple weeks of not hearing anything. Although back in March I applied for Lowe's because I used to work there in 2007. Well one day I got a text message from a friend that still works there at my old store and she said "OMG! The store you applied for called here for a reference on you! The manager told me to tell you!". Well I was ecstatic to say the least... but a few days passed and I never heard anything. Well one morning my cell rang and it was human resources asking me when I can come in to interview.
Long story short I have had 2 interviews and both interviews have went very well. There are 2 jobs I am up for depending on where they put me... outside lawn and garden or flooring. Today they told me they will have their decision by Wednesday next week and will let me know. So basically I have the job! It's taken me nearly a year and I am so grateful... I mean it's no high paying job but anything is something right now right?
It's also part time with full time in the future.edit on 3-5-2013 by Thrace because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BobM88
I'll admit I've had my doubts about Obama, but this is good news. Perhaps I've been wrong about his policies? Or is this due to the sequester? As everyone tended to blame Bush for the economy during his tenure, (and even long after), and people have been blaming Obama for the economy when its been bad during his first term I guess he deserves credit when things are getting better too?
Originally posted by BobM88
reply to post by Afterthought
Ah, well that is interesting! U6 even went up .1% by the looks of that data.
I'm the first to admit I'm no economist, I have less than a layman's knowledge of these statistics, so I guess I'm one of those easily bamboozled by these reports.