Utah unemployment rate dropped slightly in May

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2011 4:58 a.m.

    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.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    June 16, 2011 4:47 p.m.


    Why 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.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 16, 2011 3:22 p.m.

    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.

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    June 16, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    Better hope Mitt Romney doesn't come to town to speak - he's unemployed and it might skew the figures.

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    June 16, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    I agree with the above, not even all the unemployed can get unemployment money, some jobs you can't get it.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    June 16, 2011 12:22 p.m.


    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.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    June 16, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    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.