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Unemployment rates fall
in half of large US cities

Associated Press, by Christopher S. Rugaber

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 11/28/2012 4:47:08 PM

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates declined last month in more than half of the 372 largest U.S. cities, further evidence of steady improvement in the job market. The Labor Department said Wednesday that rates fell in 201 metro areas. They rose in 116 and were unchanged in 55. And the number of cities with unemployment below 7 percent rose to 180 last month, up from 107 a year ago. Nationwide, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September. That was mostly because more Americans began searching for work but not all found jobs.

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Some needs to inform the AP that the election´s over, the spin now is just overkill.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/28/2012 4:52:09 PM     (No. 9038148)

It`s actually getting painful to read the `news` these days with all the lying that`s going on.

It seems our Big Media has gone completely pathological.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 11/28/2012 4:56:22 PM     (No. 9038157)

Pravda West

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nimby, 11/28/2012 4:59:32 PM     (No. 9038163)

So, this is how fiscal cliff is dealt with!!!Spin away dirt bags

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kofcfn, 11/28/2012 5:25:24 PM     (No. 9038213)

Benefits have run out

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sinic, 11/28/2012 5:39:11 PM     (No. 9038234)

Sorry to tell ya ArsePress, those of us with our feet grounded in reality happen to KNOW that things have gotten worse lately...A LOT WORSE! The stench of Obamanomics has got to the point of instapuke.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/28/2012 5:39:50 PM     (No. 9038235)

Everybody´s been on UE so long, that nobody is eligible anymore.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: woodsman, 11/28/2012 5:50:53 PM     (No. 9038258)

Wait for tomorrows numbers

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ho72, 11/28/2012 5:58:18 PM     (No. 9038273)

The economy sucks. When it´s good, we´re working 6, even 7 days a week, 10 or more hours per day to meet our schedules. Not only are we not doing that now, we´re looking at a 2 week layoff in December (in addition to the holidays) because business is so flat.

I repeat: the economy sucks.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Namma, 11/28/2012 5:59:40 PM     (No. 9038275)

allthe new part time employees...lets start counting the number of full time employes that are cut back to part time employees

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/28/2012 6:15:25 PM     (No. 9038292)

They are converting the unemployed to disabled a nice trick.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Tygerlily, 11/28/2012 6:29:26 PM     (No. 9038303)

Lies, lies, lies, lies upon more lies.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/28/2012 6:42:51 PM     (No. 9038328)

Labor participation rates have fallen to WWII levels, but the AP is ecstatic and on their knees to Obama.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/28/2012 6:46:36 PM     (No. 9038335)

Last Thursday 474,000 new jobless claims filed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/28/2012 7:09:47 PM     (No. 9038370)

Temp Xmas jobs. They´ll be gone in a month...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/28/2012 7:43:32 PM     (No. 9038405)

That means the unemployment rate rose in the other half of large US cities.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: strike3, 11/28/2012 7:56:54 PM     (No. 9038422)

They can only hide from reality for so long, then it´s going to "unexpectedly" hit the fan.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: CharlyG, 11/28/2012 8:01:06 PM     (No. 9038430)

They will be revised down in a week. SOP for 4 years now.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/28/2012 8:33:15 PM     (No. 9038455)

The unemployment rate for me and my three siblings is 50%, and the underemployment rate is 25%.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Judith, 11/28/2012 8:38:08 PM     (No. 9038460)

On talk radio today (MA, what did you expect)I heard this, plus the housing market was doing great and our stock market? Wow. Things are certainly looking rosy.
Meanwhile, I couldn´t find a parking place at the FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Salvation Army parking lot, likewise, full, medicine, a month ago I got it and my insurance paid for it, no longer produced and replacement will not be covered by my insurance, church is begging for food and clothing for the poor, and so many for sale signs, months old, in a town I grew up in (63+years old)I have never seen the like before. Swimmingly, I tell you, things are going swimmingly (think toilet bowl swirling).

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ricktutt, 11/28/2012 8:55:20 PM     (No. 9038485)

Just watch, the media will be subsidized by the government before Obama leaves office.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/28/2012 8:58:13 PM     (No. 9038493)

FTA: Unlike the national data, the metro unemployment rates are not adjusted for seasonal trends, such as the hiring of many part-time retail employees for the winter holidays. So they tend to be more volatile from month to month.

For those looking for the lie, they thumbed through the rule book to find a statistic where pre-Christmas hiring would not be adjusted downward.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: varkdriver, 11/28/2012 9:25:16 PM     (No. 9038531)

#17, you are right on the mark. I can´t stand it when later down the road, they say, ´Oh yeah, we´ve "revised" our figures for November; they actually sucked!´

I half-expected the byline to read AssPress, by Baghdad Bob.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/28/2012 10:16:19 PM     (No. 9038604)

Google Christopher S. Rugaber. You will find almost all his articles are citing "improvements", people going back to work, unemployment requests going down, the economy back moving again!

Almost all of them. Which, if he was an honest reporter, is statistically impossible.

If he is either not a reporter, he should not be writing for news services.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Pinchem, 11/29/2012 3:57:30 AM     (No. 9038782)

As a poster said, they are on their knees to Obama only his backside is facing them. The AP exemplifies why most reporters have brown noses and brown lips.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/29/2012 5:52:40 AM     (No. 9038831)

This is the Arse Press glorifying that the unemployment rate has gone down when we all know that thousands of people have left the job market because there are no jobs to be had.

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