There are an underlying number of folks who are not employed and not part of the
statistics. For crying out loud, nobody even has a clue how many people are
employed, unemployed, or underemployed. State and national leaders are just
plain lying about the depth and extent of the recession. Real estate is not
close to bottoming out. Then the liberals are prone to say about people living
in the country are "under served". What's that? I am totally bored
with all these phoney statistics based on who is filing for unemployment checks.
The economy across the country is not in recovery, and that encluded Utah.
Agreed.All the "unemployment" numbers are a lie. They don't take into account people whose unemployment benefits have expired
and they don't take into account the underemployed.If we factored
both of those in we would see that REAL unemployment is close to 25%. The economy is not recovering. All the government stimulus spending just put
us in a bigger hole. The economy is running 50% on debt and high prices on
necessities like food and fuel are hampering growth. Wall St. may be in decent
shape, but if you ask the people down on Main St. things really aren't much
better now than they were in 2008. We've got the Debt ceiling and a
possible credit rating downgrade to deal with yet this year. If both parties
can't work together and come up with a REAL budget solution that includes
massive spending cuts as well as finding a way to get food and fuel prices down
we are going to be in big time trouble.
I agree with the above, not even all the unemployed can get unemployment money,
some jobs you can't get it.
Better hope Mitt Romney doesn't come to town to speak - he's unemployed and it
might skew the figures.
2 million fewer US jobs now than when BO signed his failed porkulus according to
the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Fortunately our unemployment rate is
better than the national average.
@lostWhy does it matter who is at fault? Isn't it more constructive
to work towards getting the problem solved? There's so much time and energy
spent on "it's Bush's fault" or "it's Obama's fault." Why
not "We don't care whose fault it is, let's get it fixed and move
forward!" Sheesh, the whole blame game is getting old.
CHS 85,It matters because we need to hold those responsible (BO)
accountable at the polls in 2012. We need to remove the barriers (Obamacare,
EPA regulations put in place because cap and tax didn't pass, economic
uncertainty created by trillion plus dollar deficits) BO has put in place to job
creation.bush, and by extension the repubs, were held accountable in
2008. BO needs to be held accountable for his abysmal failures.when
I was a kid I patched my bike tire only to have it go flat again because I had
failed to remove the thorn that punctured it in the first place. If we don't
recognize and remove the thorn (BO), we cannot fix the problem.