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Published: Thursday, July 3 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

The economy declined the first quarter 2.9%. Why?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Great job by the Administration. The tea party wants 2008 back to have something to be mad about.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I hope we can put the partisan bickering on hold for moment and celebrate what is certainly good news for everyone. Who cares who gets the credit?

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

The economy is growing. More people aren't looking for jobs so they don't count as unemployed.

Durham, NC

"The economy declined the first quarter 2.9%. Why?"

Many good reason.

Weather slowed construction projects- reducing demand for hard goods.

Fewer goods being sold decreased demand for transportation.

Weather kept people from going out as much... they hunkered down at home - reducing eating out, movies, and many forms of discretionary impending.

For some reason it doesn't surprise me that the DN and Foxnews didn't have this as front page news - the fastest job growth rate over a 5 month period since 1999 when the tech bubble was going on. Which begs the question... why?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

woo hoo!

lots of people getting those $7.75/hour service sector, 25 hours per week jobs!

that is really something to crow about!

clearfield, UT

Yeah, as lost in DC pointed out, all jobs are not the same. I didn't notice in this article any indication of just what kind of jobs these are that are being added. I doubt that the big paying high tech ones have been replaced. And truth is, our current work force is smaller now than it has been in the past. And with a much bigger population, the simple fact is, a lot less people are working today. These numbers are not telling the whole story.

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