Friday, February 06, 2009

598,000 for January.....Jobless Claims are Up....More reports to be released this Friday...


Click the title to read more.....my concern is that people should not be complacent about this....talk to your neighbors, your friends ....check on them....offer support...listen to them....this is not a problem that is Someone Else's Problem...it is something we all need to face and face together....and the Repugs better wake up and smell the Damned Coffee....3.6 Million people have lost their jobs since this "Recession" began....
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More On this....AP:::
Noon Friday 3.5.09::::
"WASHINGTON — Recession-battered employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January, the most since the end of 1974, and catapulted the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent. The grim figures were further proof that the nation's job climate is deteriorating at an alarming clip with no end in sight.

The Labor Department's report, released Friday, showed the terrible toll the drawn-out recession is having on workers and companies. It also puts even more pressure on Congress and President Barack Obama's administration to revive the economy through a stimulus package and a revamped financial bailout plan, both of which are nearing completion..."

11 comments:

Hairball said...

I'm scared to see what the numbers will be tomorrow.

Annette said...

598,000 jobs... 7.6% it's up.. geeze what will it take for those losers to get the message
Gallup still has it running 52% for the plan and 38% against.. why can't they see that.. I am just so disgusted with the retards right now.. have a dr's appt.. be back later on... will see what shakes out.. I am sure it will be interesting...

enigma4ever said...

geesus....598,000 jobs...HOW can they not understand how much devastation is going on....every neighborhood neighbors losing jobs and homes...I could give them a tour of my hood...

Fran said...

Last week a busy corner had no home for sale signs- this week there are 3 plus one big red sign for an "auction" of a home (I'm guessing foreclosure).

My husband's one month "temporary" layoff has turned into 6 weeks, then 2 months, with word still pending as to if they will in fact go back to work.

For now, there is unemployment comp, but we are looking @ '08 taxes & because there is no college credit money this year (The college tax write off HOPE program was only good for 2 years), so according to the IRS there is no hope for us this year.

We may have to cough up almost $1000 bucks while unemployed to pay the IRS & having housed a college student rent free all year.

Where is the box to check off," simple oversight" or "honest mistake"????

How about- due to the depression, we don't have the damned money???

Pretty soon this cycle will come full circle to the IRS... people will simply have to default on taxes because the $$ is not there.

Game over.

I can't believe that # of jobs lost in 2009.

enigma4ever said...

oh fran...
I am so so sorry....
you really are in the thick of it.....
and yeah....WHERE is OUR Help ? our Hope ? Where is the box for the Depression got us ?

and yeah....598,000 is JUST January.....


and the Media interviews the fucking repugs...they should interview US....WE all - ALL of us have stories...

NEWSGUY said...

And yet the Senate Democrats have given the Republicans 42% tax cuts in the stimulus bill wile only getting some 3 Republican votes for it in the Senate. And they have cut education and unemployment benefits.

It is damn well time Obama and the Democrats tell the Republicans to go ahead with a damn filibuster and start putting some real muscle in the form of infrastructure repair and credit card interest rate caps in the bill.

The Democrats need to get RADICAL and KICK some Republican ass. Screw this pussyfooting around the Republicans. Democrats need to act the way Republicans did when they were in charge and ram their legislation through.

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

I am pissed. We elected Obama for CHANGE. It is time he insisted on some change in no uncertain terms.

enigma4ever said...

we are all pissed....VERY...and exhausted...we don't need a bunch of whimpy dems compromising on this... we are in trouble...and we can not compromise on Jobs, health and education...that bush cut over and over....in France they hit the streets....I wonder when we will have to ? Obama needs to let them have it....and stand up for us...even if it means he has to stand up and run over Pelosi and Reid...it's time for really strong harsh kick ass Obama...fuck bipartisian anything - the rethugs don't seem to realize that even their own people are hurting....

thanks newsguy....

travelingman said...

It blows my mind when I hear the rethugs talking about the stimulus bill. The one factor that everyone I work with is supporting are the funds for infrastructure improvements.

For me at least right now I have a job, and I am making the mortgage payments. It is scary though, I would be up the creek if I lost my job.

enigma4ever said...

hey Tman...
there is ( was) alot of good in the package- it is not like the ever-morphing TARP....it is very different....I read ALL of it....467 pages of different programs to help families- and States from extending unemployment benifits, food stamps, healthcare , education PELL grants, and building new schools and bridges etcetc...It also is refunding many existing programs that bush slashed over and over for 8 years.....

The Repugs are bitter over the Election- this is Sour Grapes- I would bet good money that their
"constituents " are NOT calling and complaining- I know they are not in Ohio...

Where I live it is ALL around...the rethugs are out of touch....

NEWSGUY said...

Give 'em Hell, Harry! That's the spirit I want from my Democrats.

tom said...

We STILL don't have enough votes, the CRAZY right wing nuts left in the house and Senate STILL controll the tone of the debate, THAT is OUR FAULT
look the damn bill should have been called save american jobs or we all go over the cliff act
THAT is what the repubs would have named it
WE DON"T HAVE ANY MORE TIME TO LEARN HOW TO BEAT THESE FUCKERS
The Wolf is at the door, and to mix my metaphors, NERO (the repugs and the damn blue dogs are fiddling...)
So we need to put our heads together and find a way OVER AROULD AND IF NECESSARY THROUGH the Repugs and the Blue dogs...
DAMN them all