US employers posted fewer open jobs in March; hiring slowed and layoffs rose

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 7, 2013 - 12:02 PM
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theagonybhoMay. 7, 1310:00 AM

This is rediculous, so all the info from the government was we gained 165,000 jobs last month and a magical 300,000 revised in February and last week it was stated layoffs declined and hiring picked up. Thats why every Thursday and every end of month all you can do is laugh, the numbers are all fake.

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handsomepeteMay. 7, 1312:44 PM

"Federal Reserve officials have cited doubts about the accuracy of the monthly jobs number as one reason for their uncertainty about the health of the economy." From "Beware the Jobs Report of July" published by the NYTimes.com on August 2, 2012. From this article: "job openings fell 1.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million jobs." See the "seasonally adjusted" part? That is KEY. You see, most of the job "creation" posted by the Obama administration has NOT been real. It is the result of "seasonal adjustments". Every January, jobs are lost as seasonal workers are terminated. Through the magic of "seasonal adjustments", the Obama administration's Department of Labor converted an ACTUAL LOSS of 2.7 million jobs in January 2012 into a 315,000 net job GAIN. The economy actually LOST JOBS, but the Obama administration adjusts the actual numbers to show a PHENOMENALLY huge number of jobs created. 315,000 jobs created in January would be a HUGE number in a rip-roaring economy, but in a bad economy it is completely unbelievable. Economic growth in GDP was 1.9% for the first quarter of 2012. That WEAK economic growth in no way can justify the HUGE "seasonally adjusted" number of jobs supposedly created as published by the Obama administration. It is not possible. Not without the magic of Obama's "seasonal adjustments".

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Truckman182May. 7, 13 1:56 PM

We do not have a healthy economy right now regardless of what Obama says.

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geekcropMay. 7, 13 2:59 PM

The unemployed faced heavy competition in March. There were 3.1 unemployed people, on average, for each job opening. That's above the ratio of 2 to 1 that is typical in a healthy economy: -- This is another reason to drastically re-write the Gang-Of-Eight's immigration bill or even kill the bill: American workers don't need the Federal Government to hand out another 33,000,000 work permits to foreign labor over the next decade.

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geekcropMay. 7, 13 3:02 PM

I guess the Gang-of-Eight and the Obama Administration has better hurry up and pass that new immigration amnesty bill before the voters wake up and realize that this new immigration is just another policy to continue flooding the US Labor market with cheap foreign labor.

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geekcropMay. 7, 13 3:02 PM

Find it odd that no one on capitol hill ever talked about restricting the importation of cheap foreign labor even during the worst recession in years????

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potter101May. 7, 13 4:27 PM

geekcropMay. 7, 133:02 PM I guess the Gang-of-Eight and the Obama Administration has better hurry up and pass that new immigration amnesty bill before the voters wake up and realize that this new immigration is just another policy to continue flooding the US Labor market with cheap foreign labor.********************and why would a democrat want cheap labor, considering they are the party that supports the opposite of that and on the other hand your party promotes AND WRITES BILLS TO CHEAPEN THE COST OF LABOR. Transferring AS much of the profit to the select few.

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potter101May. 7, 13 4:36 PM

geekcropMay. 7, 132:59 PM The unemployed faced heavy competition in March. There were 3.1 unemployed people, on average, for each job opening. That's above the ratio of 2 to 1 that is typical in a healthy economy: -- This is another reason to drastically re-write the Gang-Of-Eight's immigration bill or even kill the bill: American workers don't need the Federal Government to hand out another 33,000,000 work permits to foreign labor over the next decade. ************************Do you really think we will give work permits to 1/3 of the population of Mexico or 1/2 of the working population.

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russ999May. 7, 13 4:59 PM

republicans embraced it you got it sequester

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theagonybhoMay. 7, 13 5:16 PM

russ999, ya so much for the sequester unemployment went down. The sequester or as i call it much ado about nothing, a decrease in increased spending.

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