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  • say92liberals say92liberals May 3, 2013 7:12 PM Flag

    Some real employment (or "unemployment") data on Obama's lousy economy

    Some pretty lousy data on employment---- if this is good enough for any of you I suspect younmay be an Obama supporter:

    Effective youth unemployment 16.1%

    U6  at 14%

    Lowest labor  participation (63.3%)  since 1979

    Worst recovery since 1929 

    The official “seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for Black youths between 16 and 19 years-of-age is  40.5 percent

    the official jobless rate for all Black workers (youth, female and male) in the United States is  13.2 percent 

    The unemployment rate for minority youths is  approximately 33.8 percent for African Americans and 28.1 percent for Hispanics

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    • So many more people unemployed under Obama versus Bush.

      A national tragedy.

    • Don't try to use logic and facts with those idiots.

    • Sorry to confuse some of you lefties with real data and facts.

      I know you guys, like dropkick, dejerks, and kollenoscopy, prefer stupidity, emotion,and lies.

    • You have to compare the number of full time employed compared to the number of working age people in the country. Then you have to look at spendable income to see how well America is doing. Too many people on disability, part-timers because of impending Obamacare, people not looking for work, but probably working in the underground economy not paying taxes and possibly still receiving benefits.

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      • "you have to compare the number of FT employed compared to the number of working age people in the country"

        --- that's the labor force participation rate.

        I agree with you on the rest. That data is there, is mediocre at best, thus contributing t this as the weakest recovery in +80 years.

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