US employers may have finished 2013 with 5th straight month of solid hiring

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 6:39 AM

WASHINGTON — Healthy U.S. economic growth in the second half of last year has raised expectations that 2013 ended with a fifth straight month of solid hiring.

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karendavid816Jan. 10, 14 6:11 AM

So which way we gonna have it today? Economy booming with millions of new jobs or we must extend Emergency Unemployment extension because the economy is so terrible and there just aren't any jobs out there.

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kleindropperJan. 10, 14 6:46 AM

There are no jobs being created! The number of employed people is 144 million, the exact same as when Obama was elected 5 years ago and nearly the same (143.4) as the bogus report put out before the 2012 elections.

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clnorthJan. 10, 14 6:58 AM

Moving into third gear? Seriously? 198k is nowhere near where we should and need to be after pumping billions of $ into the economy.

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getcrazyJan. 10, 14 7:05 AM

@karendavid816---That depends. Does the GOP want to admit things are getting better with a democrat in office or does the GOP want to show christian values and extend benefits? So yes which way?

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circleoflifeJan. 10, 14 7:07 AM

karendavid816 - Exactly! Job growth is always good news but that pretty much nullifies the reasoning behind extending unemployement. Again. Funny how the POTUS and his cronies seem to be so worried about 1.5 million supposedly needing the unemployement extension that he makes it a critical crisis yet 5 million losing their health insurance is "only a percentage".

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thurstinJan. 10, 14 7:26 AM

I know it's hard for right wingers to understand that although the economy is improving there are still people who are struggling and in need of assistance. But that happens to be the reality of today.

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SUMMITJan. 10, 14 7:33 AM

Thank you President Obama, despite constant GOP obstruction you are healing our economy. Let's hope you get a better congress in 2014!

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circleoflifeJan. 10, 14 7:40 AM

getcrazy "That depends. Does the GOP want to admit things are getting better with a democrat in office or does the GOP want to show christian values and extend benefits? So yes which way?" Do the Dems want to admit they were wrong and make everything a crisis that only government can fix? Being Christian is teaching a man to fish to feed him for a lifetime, not give him a fish to feed him for a day. I love how libs throw Christianity around like a toy and only use it for political gain. Not very Christian.

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circleoflifeJan. 10, 14 7:42 AM

thurstin "I know it's hard for right wingers to understand that although the economy is improving there are still people who are struggling and in need of assistance. But that happens to be the reality of today" I know it's hard for lefties to understand that there will ALWAYS be people struggling and in need of assistance. It's called humanity. So when and where do we hold people accountable for themselves? Oh, that's right, never

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jtsnscJan. 10, 14 7:54 AM

75,000 jobs and the rate goes down to 6.7% from 7%. 200,000+ jobs are needed per month just to have the rate not move. Another 700,000 people out of the workforce. At this rate unemployment will be at 0 by years end. However the democrats insist that they need to continue to extend the unemployment insurance.I guess prince Harry will be having a hard time to convince anyone that the UI should be extended with a 6.7% rate. The democrats are always using this rate as an indicator of how great the economy is doing. They can't have it both ways.

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