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The Long Term Unemployment Problem May Be About To Look Much Worse

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  • The Long Term Unemployment Problem May Be About To Look Much Worse

    Wednesday, December 29th, 2010




    The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced changes to rules on how it calculates long-term unemployment Tuesday, according to The Hill. The changes will expand the BLS’ ability to calculate unemployment for those beyond 99 weeks. Now, there will be a new box to tick, one saying 260 weeks or over unemployed. That’s a box no one wants to tick, but many may have to. This new stat is likely to give a much better view of the structural unemployment problem than the 27 week chart we have right now. Read more: The Long Term Unemployment Problem May Be About To Look Much Worse » go-Digital Blog on Digital Marketing http://go-digital.net/blog/2010/12/t...#ixzz19hbvj6q1

    sorry...for some reason...no matter how i try i can't get the chart up....so click the link to see the chart....



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    Originally posted by tobee43 View Post
    Wednesday, December 29th, 2010




    The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced changes to rules on how it calculates long-term unemployment Tuesday, according to The Hill. The changes will expand the BLS’ ability to calculate unemployment for those beyond 99 weeks. Now, there will be a new box to tick, one saying 260 weeks or over unemployed. That’s a box no one wants to tick, but many may have to. This new stat is likely to give a much better view of the structural unemployment problem than the 27 week chart we have right now. Read more: The Long Term Unemployment Problem May Be About To Look Much Worse » go-Digital Blog on Digital Marketing http://go-digital.net/blog/2010/12/t...#ixzz19hbvj6q1

    sorry...for some reason...no matter how i try i can't get the chart up....so click the link to see the chart....



    About time. No matter how much it hurts, we need to see the real truth. If the real amount of unemployed is 17 or 18%, then show it, and explain what that higher number really is (e.g. over 99 weeks and off UI, those that have given up looking for work, and those that took part time jobs and McDonalds or Walmart in order to avoid going homeless).

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    • #3
      sorry helpme...but mcdonalds...requires a degree from burger u....and i don't have one...and walmart greeters are required to have a masters...which i do, however, in the wrong field!!

      i'm out of luck for sure!!

      let's see what happens on the 6th of the month....i heard about 99er's are really trying .....
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      • #4
        Burger U, I gotta get this degree already!!! Happy New Year Tobee. If you get any 99er updates, post em up!!!

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          Originally posted by helpme2010 View Post
          Burger U, I gotta get this degree already!!! Happy New Year Tobee. If you get any 99er updates, post em up!!!
          i sure will!!! and happy new year to you as well...i hope and know it will be a better one for certain!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by tobee43 View Post
            sorry helpme...but mcdonalds...requires a degree from burger u....and i don't have one...and walmart greeters are required to have a masters...which i do, however, in the wrong field!!
            i'm out of luck for sure!! let's see what happens on the 6th of the month....i heard about 99er's are really trying .....
            All hope is not lost, Tobee43....you can get on with Dollar Stores - no degrees needed, only problem? ...it only pays a dollar. :-)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ryan View Post
              All hope is not lost, Tobee43....you can get on with Dollar Stores - no degrees needed, only problem? ...it only pays a dollar. :-)
              LOL!! ryan i never thought about the dollar stores...and you know one most likely gets a discount when they work there as well.....

              actually they have an excellent online store as well!!! the ones we have here even carry food...frozen foods, i'm not certain if it's "real" food, but it's packaged and very affordable!
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              • #8
                I only my husband knew how to pole dance. . . .
                Filed Ch. 7 11/8/10: Survived 341 Meeting 12/13/10 Report of No Distribution!! 12/14/10Received UST Presumption of Abuse!! 12/15/10 UST states Dismissal is Inappropriate! DISHARGED!! 2/22/11

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                • #9
                  Hey---cleveland---I'd love to see this listed on his resume.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by clevelandmom View Post
                    I only my husband knew how to pole dance. . . .
                    ROFL!!!!! NOW THAT's a thought!!!!!!!!!

                    in my resolution thread i mentioned my 15 pounds i need off....or would like off...maybe if i make it 20 pounds i could work at a seniors bar....where all the eyesight is bad....
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tobee43 View Post
                      ROFL!!!!! NOW THAT's a thought!!!!!!!!!

                      in my resolution thread i mentioned my 15 pounds i need off....or would like off...maybe if i make it 20 pounds i could work at a seniors bar....where all the eyesight is bad....
                      I'd prefer the braille bar. 'Hub
                      If I knew it all, would I be here?? Hang in there = Retained attorney 8-06, Filed 12-28-07, Discharge 8-13-08, Finally CLOSED 11-3-09, 3-31-10 AP Dismissed, Informed by incompetent lawyer of CLOSED status, October 14, 2010.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AngelinaCatHub View Post
                        I'd prefer the braille bar. 'Hub
                        well that could be taken two ways......i'll chose the "nicer" but more hands on version.
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                        • #13
                          I have been officially unemployed for about 8-1/2 years (had about $2K in various off-the-books gigs, none during a time I was collecting UE benefits.) I guess that even a master's degree from Georgia Tech will not keep someone from being unemployable.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JackBondLove View Post
                            I have been officially unemployed for about 8-1/2 years (had about $2K in various off-the-books gigs, none during a time I was collecting UE benefits.) I guess that even a master's degree from Georgia Tech will not keep someone from being unemployable.

                            surly doesn't. i'm not going back for a 4th degree and then do what??? nothing.

                            interesting little story. we have been calling about to get a piano tuner, and most that have called back wanted over $200....way off our budget. anyway, yesterday afternoon we get a call it's from a gentleman, who later tells me he's 70 years old. he gave a price of $90, that was something we can afford to do this month, so that worked for us. after making the date for him to come out, i would like to tell you he broke out in "song". but, he didn't. he began to rant and rant and rave about how this world has gone crazy, and how can this government expect people to live with the price of food and gas and on and on. he said he's been managing on his ss, he thought if he could tune 3 pianos a week he'd be fine. he said we were his first call in over 5 months. that was his life's plan. ss and tune piano's. he went on to say; at 70 years old now what do i do?? what can i do???

                            i felt worst for him, than i did for us!!! after all, my mom gave us the piano last month, and we were thrilled, actually blessed to receive such a lovely old fine gift!

                            all i know, is i will make certain i make a wondrous lunch for this poor man. and, give him is $90 in cash.
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                            • #15
                              Thanks for doing that for him Tobee. Gads - what is this world coming to??? You'd think at 90 he'd be covered somehow. Just makes me shudder to think how dire our straits are.

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