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  1. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, almost 3 years ago

    Today’s show is brought to you by the letters “B” and “S” and the number 7.8…

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Amazing they loved the numbers, derived with the exact same methodology, when the rate went up.

  3. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, almost 3 years ago

    the problem is they don’t use the number of people not working

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    But that has always been a problem, it didn’t start with this admin. As the unemployment benefits have been paid out for a longer time in this admin, those people were also counted as unemployed for a longer time.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 3 years ago


    The technical unemployment rate has been computed by the bureau of labour statistics in the exact same way since 1947. It has nothing to do with the number collecting unemployment. It is only loosely connected to the number who are out of work and looking for a job.

    To be unemployed, one must not have gotten paid for even one minute of work during the month, and must have submitted an application to some place that is accepting applications.

    When times are terrible, many people only get a few hours work and many more can’t find any place to apply. All these are desperate for a job, but are not technically unemployed.

    In good times with more jobs than job seekers, school and military leavers take longer to decide between competing models, and so are unemployed but NOT desperate.

    So the real number of people who are out of work and desperate is NOT the same as the technical unemployment figures, but those technical figures are all we can accurately measure.

  6. rossevrymn

    rossevrymn said, almost 3 years ago

    7.8 when he started. 7.8 now. Funny strip.

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, almost 3 years ago

    Hmm..Last month the 4 week average for new applications for unemployment was over 377,000.Thats per week.That adds up to over 1,500,000 newly unemployed in Sept.The economy created 114,000 new jobs.At a speech at George Mason University,Obama said that the were losing 800,000 jobs per month when he got in office.Back then there were over 12,000,000 actual unemployed.Today there are 23,000,000.How is it that the unemployment rate droped?The leftwingnuts can’t explain it but somehow anyone that notices these discepancies is stupid.The morning rush hour sure isn’t what it used to be around here and hasn’t been for a couple of years.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Okay, the entire Republican strategy, for over a year has been, the economy is a disaster because unemployment is marginally over that 8% rate. Now it is only very marginally UNDER 8% and their entire economic argument is blown??? It only shows what a facade the rate, and the argument, is.

  9. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 3 years ago

    Yeah, should have just given them only 6 months unemployment, then they would have been all discouraged workers by now. (and not counted anymore, just like Reagan did in 1984)

  10. Machado

    Machado GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It is very funny to hear these leftist libs talking about this new 7.8 rate, the same as when “Bush left us a disaster” as the messiah claims, but now after 4 years of Obama all of the sudden 7.8 is a good thing…..LOL ..Yeah sure…….

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Are the right wingers required to be name callers and insult people? Is that part of the secret pledge?

  12. jnash97

    jnash97 said, almost 3 years ago

    The books were cooked because Oblameo got his butt kicked in the debate, plain and simple. 114,000 new jobs doesn’t even keep up with population growth much less affect the jobless rate.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “I just had this thought: what is it with Republicans and big birds? Remember Dick “Deadeye” Cheney and his little hunting accident, where he peppered his friend, a 78-year old lawyer, across the chess and face because he mistook him for a man-sized quail? Boy, do these people hate birds, except when they are being served by Chick-fil-a :-)”

    They love their ChickenHawks, though.

  14. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 3 years ago


    Do you really believe that Chick-fil-a is chicken ?

  15. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    michael wme what has changed is how quickly persons who are unemployed are declared not part of the work force come november the number will be revised

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