US unemployment aid applications drop to 339K

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 25, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    About fifty million people on food stamps. If each food stamp fed three people, it would equal half our population. Add 339K for unemployment, those on disability, and students with free school lunches,--we find most of our people on government assistance.

    Mirroring refugees coming from other countries, we're putting corrupt leaders in office.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    April 25, 2013 7:46 p.m.

    It would probably help the employment rate in this country if we looked more at the incentive that some companies have in farming out jobs to slave labor in China, India and Bangladesh. The 'low price' comes in the price of suffering of both those enslaved (and no, those folks don't have other oppotunities, but the wages they make in those sweatshops don't help much), and in the price of suffering of the unemployed here.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    The Romney recovery is taking hold.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 25, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    Only a terrorist could make this up and believe this information. Every month there is going to be a decline in unemployment benefits but not becasue they are assuming people are finding jobs is lie. There is a decline became anyone unemployed stays unemployed until their benefits runs out as more and more jobs disappear from the nation baseline.

    True increase of employment information would show and increase in tax collections and unemployed funds rising instead of declining. Running out of money is not an indication of economic growth.

    People stopped listening to these stats and know they are a lie so why are politicians still pretending we believe anything they say? We the public are not dumb, they just wish we were. They can stop the lying now, it doesn't really mean a thing to the economy when despair and poverty on a rampant rise.

    Is it really beneficial for politicians to keep lying to each other? We don't believe anything they say about the economy when poverty and slavery are our way of life. We have no industry, nor manufacturing and jobs are all temporary, part time, and not covered by unemployment benefits when fired.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    April 25, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    It must not be an election time as the 339K isn't translated to below 8 percent with adjustments made by the President's appointee in the BLS.

    There are about that many government workers that are working in the state and federal agencies supporting those people that are trying to get jobs. We ought to be making it more positive for jobs to be made in the United States of America. Telephone operators used to make money for their families in our country. Now, we have either automated them or have given people in other countries around the world who speak English the opportunity to have those jobs. We have given foreign aid through our laws. We have made it so the companies in our country have gone elsewhere due to laws that impact on business, commerce, workplace rules, and just about everything that used to be positive for our country's employers.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    April 25, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    As the UE aid apps drop so does the Labor participation rate. now at 63.3%, it is the lowest since 1979. People are not getting hired, they are just exhausting their benefits and leaving the work force. Hence, the drop in UE apps and UE rate. Neither include people that have stopped looking for work.