Applications for US jobless aid near 7-year low

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  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    May 29, 2014 2:35 p.m.

    Mountanman and Objectified said it all.

  • Objectified Richfield, UT
    May 29, 2014 10:56 a.m.

    As the article pointed out, unemployed people who get discouraged and quit looking for work are no longer counted as being unemployed. That in turn makes the economic reports look better than they actually are.

    Once people run out of unemployment benefit eligibility, the system no longer considers them unemployed, whether they have found work or not. Many have not. As such, the reporting system is biased toward the government and so doesn't give a true, clear picture on what the economy is actually doing.

    And as someone else pointed out, many of the recent new jobs are only temporary and/or part time. However, they are counted just the same as full time, well-paying jobs. Something else the economic reporting system skews.

    In truth, personal and family income levels have dropped by a double-digit percentage since the present administration took office, which the government, for obvious reasons, seldom reports. The picture is not nearly as rosy as some would like us to believe. We're certainly not out of the woods yet... not by a long shot. If only the government would quit being so anti-business with it's policies.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    May 29, 2014 8:20 a.m.

    Most of them are part time and minimum wage jobs, unfortunately.