Better economy, fewer 'shared households'

  • Article by: KIM PALMER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 26, 2013 - 7:39 AM

As the recession winds down, renters and other "additional adults" in U.S. homes are decreasing.

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jpcooperJan. 25, 1310:42 PM

"As the recession winds down"

Kim, the recession ended June 2009 almost 4 years ago!

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beaglemomJan. 26, 13 7:23 AM

Recession...I'm still living in it. People need to believe what they are living, not what they are reading. Just like the the lopsided unemployment stats; have a brother who after the $ ran out and is still unemployed (worse off than when receiving funds) doesn't show up, neither do I or my neighbor whose jobs (combined total of 50 years employment at our most recent jobs) don't show up yet due to severance and our 3 teen kids don't show up because they have never been able to get a first time job. So it's great if things have been rosy for you since 2009 but many of us are still in the thick of it and NOT showing up in the numbers!

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markc1Jan. 26, 13 7:31 AM

I tried taking in a cousin that fell on hard times and that turned out to be a big mistake, I can't afford to give him free room and board for the rest of his life like I was his mom!

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guessagainJan. 26, 13 8:07 AM

Yes, the recession is still a problem for some. But it is so much better than continuing on the path of shedding 700,000 jobs per month like we were four years ago. We should be grateful that we are adding jobs, the market is way up, homes are selling again and consumer confidence is up. For those of you who haven't found work, I know how hard that is. But things are getting better. Now if Congress could just pass the two jobs acts that were filibustered by the GOP in the Senate last year....

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kieronJan. 26, 13 8:12 AM

@guessagain: Better yet, Congress itself should BE looking for work.

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avejoeconJan. 26, 13 8:23 AM

Now if Congress could just pass the two jobs acts that were filibustered by the GOP in the Senate last year....---------------------------Or maybe if the senate would have passed the THIRTY jobs bills that they refused to even look at!

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theagonybhoJan. 26, 13 8:33 AM

The recession is winding down? thats funny, then how come 370,000 people a week are filing for unemployment and Obama asked for for money for long term unemployment?

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pitythefoolsJan. 26, 13 8:45 AM

theagonybho: "The recession is winding down? thats funny, then how come 370,000 people a week are filing for unemployment"

Anything less than 400,000 is considered growth. If 370,000 people lose their jobs, and 400,000 get new jobs, the net is positive. New unemployment filings by themselves mean nothing unless compared to new hires.

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avejoeconJan. 26, 13 9:15 AM

Better economy? Better than what. We still have 7.8% unemployment, the same amount as when Obama took office. Is it better than any other recovery? NOPE, in fact, it has become the SLOWEST RECOVERY from recession. It is less than HALF of what just an average recovery would be, thanks to all the job killing, vote buying policies of Obama! This is what happens when your main concern is buying votes and not helping the country recover from a recession!

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avejoeconJan. 26, 13 9:32 AM

Anything less than 400,000 is considered growth. If 370,000 people lose their jobs, and 400,000 get new jobs, the net is positive. New unemployment filings by themselves mean nothing unless compared to new hires.------------We have not had a month of 400,000 new jobs since they hired 400,000 census takers. the ONLY reason that unemployment has ever gone down is the number of people that have given up looking and decided that they will accept the offer from the left to live off of gov't programs.

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