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Published: Thursday, Oct. 18 2012 6:48 a.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Say it ain't so!!! Unemployment is up .... again? Just when Obama was assuring us that he had things under control.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

They told us last week that the California numbers were incomplete, but that didn't stop the press and the democrats from blowing their horn as if it were some sort of breakthrough.
And Obama continues to crow about his 5 million jobs created. He fails to tell us that it takes 2 1/2 million new jobs EACH YEAR just to tread water, and that doesn't include the recovery jobs needed afer all those lay-offs.
And that says nothing about the QUALITY of those jobs. People who used to make $60K are now working for half that. Champion of the middle class, indeed!

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Or maybe these are all those folks you righties say stopped looking for work, and are now looking again.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
"Or maybe these are all those folks you righties say stopped looking for work, and are now looking again."

Maybe, and maybe the moon is made of green cheese. Let's see what the voters think on November 6th when they add Obama to the list of the unemployed.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Gas prices were down because the economy was down, but now the economy is improving, so gas prices are rising. No more videos, and the mid-east barrel of oil will decline.

Yep! We need another four years

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

I saw the headline in another news source and it said last week's figures were revised upward. No surprise. Didn't I read recently BO is running new ads touting his economic success? His standard for success is pretty low.

xscribe
"Or maybe these are all those folks you righties say stopped looking for work, and are now looking again."

wishful thinking on your part. According to the BLS, the participation rate is lower now (63.6%)than in July (63.7%) or May and June (63.8%), or September of last year (64.1%). Your premise is completely opposite what the BLS numbers tell us.

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