More on the Nonfarm Payroll report: The labor force participation rate rose to 63.9% (63.7%...


More on the Nonfarm Payroll report: The labor force participation rate rose to 63.9% (63.7% previous). The employment/population ratio rose to 58.6% (58.5%). Big gains in professional and business services (82K) and temporary help (45K). Construction and government employment were flat. December employment revised higher to 223K (203K).

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  • Terry330
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    Remember when not so long ago Republicans were saying that Obama's Economic plan was a failure? Remember when Republicans not so long ago were saying that bailing out GM was a mistake? Remember when Republicans were saying that giving the rich tax brakes was going to make us all richer, and reduce our deficits? Remember when Republicans were claiming that we needed a war in Iraq because Saddam had WMD's? remember when Republicans said that the Iraq war was going to cost 100 million Dollars?Remember when Republicans said that Obama's participation in Libya's liberation was a mistake?

     

    And do you remember when Republicans attacked the bettering unemployment numbers by saying they were "fixed" by Obama ?

     

    Well Republicans .... YOU WERE WRONG YET AGAIN .

     

    If there is one thing about you Republicans that I have to recognize is that you guys are consistent .............. CONSISTENTLY WRONG , that is.
    9 Mar 2012, 09:01 AM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    9 Mar 2012, 09:09 AM Reply Like
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    9 Mar 2012, 09:10 AM Reply Like
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    9 Mar 2012, 09:13 AM Reply Like
  • NIRP
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    Thanks Richard...... There is a washing machine out there that is missing you. (agitator)
    9 Mar 2012, 09:21 AM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    9 Mar 2012, 09:28 AM Reply Like
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    9 Mar 2012, 09:23 AM Reply Like
  • 2PP
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    Terry if you don't calm down you're going to soil yourself.

     

    Professional and business services added 82,000 jobs in February. Just over half of the increase occurred in temporary help services (+45,000).
    This is the highest rate of temp jobs in 3 years.
    Everyone knows if you torture a set of numbers long enough they will tell you anything. Trade deficit through the roof, energy prices skyrocket, U-6 almost 15%.
    Follow each of montanamark's links and you will see everything you need to see about the state of the USA.
    9 Mar 2012, 09:30 AM Reply Like
  • NIRP
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    Thanks Montananmark,
    Sheeple have a short memory and please don't confuse them with facts. They would rather be optimistic than realelistic. Optimism doesn't fix problems and we have too many that need to be addressed.
    9 Mar 2012, 09:30 AM Reply Like
  • 2MuchDebt
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    @ Terry330: If we're 3 years into a "bull market" and we're only adding 200k jobs per month in the THIRD year, I wouldn't call anything about Obama's economic policies a success. There has been incredibly sluggish job growth until now (now it's only mediocre). Companies can only fire so many people, which is why unemployment claims are declining a little. All the employment statistics that matter are hovering around multi-decade lows. Do a little research before you post an ignorant comment.

     

    PS: Unless you've been long food stamp issuance, I don't think you'd like this chart.

     

    http://bit.ly/zg7ASp
    9 Mar 2012, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    What are Obama's economic policies? I can't recall him articulating one....wait.....no oil production; we need $10 gas; we can survive on "green" jobs; uh.....no pipeline; let's invest in Solyndra; we'll grease the skids for the unions. Oh wait....we'll extend the unemployment benefits to eternity, that'll help with new jobs....and finally, we'll give everyone a 2% reduction on FICA taxes. Let's see.....have I missed any? Please feel free to add to the list.
    9 Mar 2012, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • 2MuchDebt
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    @WMARKW: I'm on your side. I seem to have used a ridiculous phrase when I said Obama's economic policies. Ooops.
    27 Mar 2012, 03:40 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    2muchdebt....
    I think the President's approach has been about the same as when a Senator....I vote "Present". Let me be the first to say that I think both parties are bumbleheads.....and that they don't have a clue.....because someone else is running the show from behind the curtain. But it's pretty comical to see someone standing up there trying to never take a side that will piss off more than 49% of the electorate.

     

    Kinda like listening to the administration's solicitor general arguing before the Supreme Court. What a carnival show.
    27 Mar 2012, 03:57 PM Reply Like
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