*grumble* Really? Color me surprised:


U.S. Jobless Rate Reaches 26-Year High

By: NY1 News

According to the U.S. Labor Department, the nation's unemployment rate jumped to 8.5 percent in March.

That's the highest it's been since late 1983.

Employers eliminated a net total of 663,000 jobs last month, slightly more than the 654,000 economists had predicted.

The average work week also dropped in March to a new record low of 33.2 hours.

Since December 2007, the economy has lost a net total of 5.1 million jobs, with almost two-thirds of those happening in the last five months.

The recession is now the longest since World War Two.


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I'm gonna go cry now... LOL Actually I just went and reworked my resume again. *sigh* I really need a job.

From: [identity profile] maineshark.livejournal.com


Actually, they've recalculated how they do those numbers. If you are out of work more than a certain amount of time, and are no longer attempting to find work, you are a "discouraged worker," not "unemployed."

If you calculate unemployment the same way they did back at the time of the Great Depression, well, the numbers match up with where we were a few years into that.

From: [identity profile] maineshark.livejournal.com


Just trying to be helpful :)

In all seriousness, though, if their whole house of cards collapses, we can replace them with a government that doesn't allow these games, and do it without outright rebellion. Much as I'd (emotionally) love to kill the bastards, (intellectually) it's a much better option if they just slink away and decent folks step in to replace them.

From: [identity profile] sheekayt.livejournal.com


::nods:: is why, for as much as I don't particularly like my job, I'm in no real hurry to leave it. Since I haven't been able to find another one, yet.
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