US gains 288k jobs, most in 2 years; rate 6.3 pct.

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  • Copacetic Logan, UT
    May 3, 2014 12:59 p.m.

    @ GaryO:

    For those of you who obviously have a hard time keeping up on what's actually going on (and for some reason, that seems to include a disproportionate percentage of liberals), there is no presidental election this coming NovembAs such, it seems pretty obvious to most readers that "Just Say No to BO" was referring to the Congressional elections... which Democrats have consistently been losing ground in lately... as the liberal facade becomes more and more exposed. Their socialist agenda is not good for America in any way, shape or form.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    May 2, 2014 6:22 p.m.

    Hey Say NO -

    "Let's hope the Democrats get another shellacking in November."

    I agree. "Another Shellacking" . . . Just the like the one in 2012 where Obama beat Romney by 124 electoral votes.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    May 2, 2014 5:42 p.m.

    As one who voted for both Pres. Obama and Mr. Romney (in different years; don't call the police), things are good. There is a lot of good. For a better nation, I recommend the following: eliminate the Ivy league, bulldoze all Law schools, close all graduate schools, dance often, write, sing, and there is nothing wrong with making $25,000 a year.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 2, 2014 3:51 p.m.

    The participation rate is about 62%, on par with 1978 figures. That is terrible.
    Then there is the underemployment problem. Salary growth isn't happening. Despite a depressed home price market and cheap interest there are far too many people who cannot afford the American Dream of home ownership. 30-somethings cannot afford a home because both are working, one in a warehouse and another pouring coffee. That's no way to live your dream, especially with a degree (and the attendant school loan debt).
    Happy days are NOT here again.
    Let's hope the Democrats get another shellacking in November.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    May 2, 2014 1:16 p.m.

    @Gary O
    Jobs are not good for the GOP's outlook in the next 2 elections. Let's be honest, middle class jobs are going overseas to cheaper labor, and they're not coming back.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    May 2, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    288 k. That's not horrible, but the employment situation would have been much better for the last three years if were not for the obstructionism of "Conservatives" in Congress.

    Obama's 2011 Jobs' Bill would have resolved most of the unemployment issues in this nation, but the Tea Party Congress would not allow it.

    It's truly a shame that a such a large proportion of government actively works AGAINST good governance and instead seeks to harm this nation and its people.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    May 2, 2014 9:23 a.m.

    The job report initially looked pretty good. The stock market popped up. Then analysts starting digging a bit deeper and discovered the numbers weren't as good as they initially appeared. The mail reason for the apparent drop in unemployment is because a record number of people gave up looking for jobs. The stock market then lost more than it initially gained this morning.

    Decent, well-paying jobs just aren't available. Many of those jobs that were added were part-time lower paying jobs. As such, it's really not much of a surprise that so many people are now discouraged and quit looking altogether.

    There are currently 9,800,000 adult Americans not working... the most since 2008.