View Full Version : Unemployment rose in nearly all US cities

08-03-2011, 01:36 PM
<span style="color: #660000"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>Are you feeling the Obama recovery brothers and sisters??

Can I get a HOPE AND CHANGE????

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The Associated Press

<span style="color: #990000"><span style='font-size: 23pt'>WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates rose in more than 90 percent of U.S. cities in June, mirroring a national slowdown in hiring.</span></span>

The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates rose in 345 large metro areas. They dropped in 20 cities and were unchanged in seven. That's worse than May, when rates rose in only 210 cities. And it is a sharp reversal from April, when unemployment rates fell in nearly all metro areas.

The biggest increase was in Joplin, Mo, which was hit by a major tornado on May 22. The city lost 9,400 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate jumped nearly 2 percentage points, to 9.6 percent.

The national unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2 percent in June, the highest level this year.

Businesses have cut back on hiring this spring. Employers added only 18,000 jobs in June, the fewest in nine months. That's down sharply from an average of 215,000 net job gains each month in the February-April period.

Economic growth declined to less than 1 percent in the first half of this year. That's slowest pace since the recession ended two years ago.

Stagnant wages and high gas prices have cut into consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. Spending fell in June for the first time in 20 months, the government said Tuesday.

Unemployment rose in many college towns, likely because academic activity wound down for the summer. Unlike the national data, the metro unemployment data isn't adjusted for seasonal factors.

Champaign-Urbana, Ill., the home of the University of Illinois, reported the second-largest increase. The metro area's unemployment rate rose from 6.9 percent in May to 8.6 percent in June. College towns in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona reported similar jumps.

Twelve cities reported unemployment rates greater than 15 percent. Eleven of those cities were in California. El Centro, Calif., had the nation's highest rate at 28.5 percent. It was followed by Yuma, Ariz., at 26.9 percent. Both cities are big agricultural producers and depend heavily on migrant farm work.

Bismarck, N.D. had the nation's lowest rate, at 3.6 percent. It was followed by Lincoln, Neb. at 4.1 percent, and Fargo, N.D. at 4.2 percent.

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08-03-2011, 02:29 PM
you Righies always see the glass as half empty. My hero has brought unemployment down from a theoretical 25% to under 10%. Just give it some time for the government spending to take full effect and the theoretical unemployment will be dropping below 5%.

08-03-2011, 04:08 PM

<span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'><span style='font-size: 26pt'>BUSH STRIKES AGAIN!!!!</span></span>

08-03-2011, 04:33 PM
All indicators show the economy is not improving. The excuse.
"It was worse than we thought."

08-03-2011, 05:37 PM
Dogma and Godma iz killing the usofa.
The border patrols are gonnahavta face the other way shortly.

08-04-2011, 04:34 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">All indicators show the economy is not improving. The excuse.
"It was worse than we thought."




<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Onward, Obama soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of hondo going on before.
Barack, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
forward into battle see his teleprompters go!

Onward, Obama soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of hondo going on before.

At the sign of triumph Bush's host doth flee;
on then, Obama soldiers, on to victory!
Sanity's foundations quiver at the shout of "HOPENCHANGE";
brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.

Like a mighty army moves the church of Barack;
brothers, we are treading where prior tyrants have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
one foot in hope and change, one in insanity.

Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
but the church of Obama constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
we have dear leader's own promise, and that cannot fail.

Onward then, ye statists, join our happy throng,
blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto Obama our King,
this through countless ages he demands that we sing.</span>


08-04-2011, 05:21 AM
Serious meltdown detected.


08-04-2011, 06:28 AM
Creative though.

08-04-2011, 08:02 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Serious meltdown detected.

Q </div></div>

Yes ... stupidonomics is melting down the economies of the western world.

08-04-2011, 08:05 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Creative though. </div></div>

I can remember when the cabal swore that it was patriotic to question the POTUS at every turn ... today they more resemble a wild eyed crowd swooning at "DER FUEHRER" or the lackeys in a Stalinesque gulag state.

08-04-2011, 10:05 AM
Please I can still hear Hillary screeching!!!