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Unemployment rates rise again in Bay Area

Original post made on Aug 19, 2013

Unemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials said Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, August 17, 2013, 8:29 AM

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:11 am

Keep voting for the democrats.


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Posted by Reno Bertoia
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I've got an idea. Let's make things really easy for capital. Create an economic climate where the Dow climbs from 8,000 to 15,000 in four short years. Surely, then, capital will take its profits and expand its productive capacities and hire more workers. What? It's paying cash for low-priced houses instead? But, wait, what about our job-creating heroes? Where is their heroism? Oh, I see. That was just a ruse fostered by capital and its puppeteers in their efforts to make capital seem more humane than the workers it routinely exploits? Drat! Fooled again!


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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

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Posted by LuvPleasanton
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm

In addition to easy capital (free money from Bernanke) to give the illusion of a growing economy, let's create an environment where median income is 8.1 percent lower than 2007, 46.2 million Americans living in poverty the largest number in 53 years of poverty measurements, Food Stamp recipients grew from 31.7M in 2008 to 47.5M in April 2013... an environment where those who dropped out of the labor force increased from 462,000 annually in 2008 to 909,000 in 2012, where 7 out of 8 jobs created since 2009 (88%) were part time jobs, home ownership is currently at an 18 year low, student loan debt increased 125% since 2009, price of gasoline has increased 100% since 2009, the national debt has increased 50% since 2009 from $11.7T to $18.2T... Drats fooled again!!!


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Posted by Reno Bertoia
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Yes, the lax regulation of banking during the Bush administration, starting up of two unnecessary wars, has put us in a real hole. And yet capital goes to market and cleans up. Go figure!

And what is it doing with its stupendous new wealth? Is it hiring more domestic labor? Nope. The job creating heroes have decided that it's better for the country if they go into housing markets for purposes of renting, and thus more profit. And how is this improving the economy?

I've got an idea. Let's blame everything on America's workers. Because capital can do no wrong, right?


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Posted by hmmmmmm
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Reno

you are so very right. I cannot believe we like Abe Lincoln, Franklin D. Rosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson even though they all engaged us in wars we had to dig out of. Get a life and realize that our President is a joke and that is the reason no one listens to him anymore and also Hilliary is running so hard against his record. He is just a joke.


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Posted by Reno Bertoia
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Wow, I bow to the intelligence of the above poster hmmmmmm, the pride of all of Pleasanton. He's very smart and acts as a model all your children should be striving to emulate. Yee-up. Really. Wow. With mental power like hmmmmmm's, your kids will do really well. Really. I mean it. Really.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm

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Posted by Yup
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm

At least LuvPleasanton gets it.


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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:34 pm

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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm

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Posted by LuvPleasanton
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm

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Posted by right
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

Based on all the posts that have been removed, it sounds like someone has struck a cord with reno911.
Luvpleasanton laid it all out the facts and stats for reno to consume, but failed to understand. One omission from the facts leading to the poor employment and underemployment situation is obamacare, specifically the fact that the exhorbitant costs for subpar coverage paid by employers of full time employees is forcing employers to reduce workers numbers and hours. Reno, that is directly related to your dear leader's desire to take over the nations healthcare industry from the private sector. Another obama failure...what an amateur.


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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm

right, is SO right. I watch all, but I am not one of those PW trashers. However, with 4 of my above comments removed, my eyes have been opened to some extreme partisan censorship. My opening 2 were sharing relevant unemployment numbers, but were pulled with no reason given. The 3rd & 4th had some mild issue partisanship, but relevant..PW pulled as irrelevant. Purely censorship and selective issue cleansing.
Interesting Reno's political trash is accepted as factual.
My first two comments with numbers were supporting the above article of percentages. Odd there would be an unemployment dispute, since it is or has affected most families in recent years. I'll share again.


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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Comments were OK for days, then not so. Must have received political pressure to tighter censoring and stricter issue cleansing.


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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Again I just now checked the online version of Times. Not called 'digital', but the EXACT photo visual of each page, called "e-Edition". . (by subscription) (of course google works for most past papers).
Saturday, Aug 17, front page, immediately below the Contra Costa Times, the bold headline "Recovery in jobs is set back". Immediately below is SUB-title, Bay Area Loses 2,300 NET positions in July in south, east regions.. (a solid, relevant reference)
The closing paragraph "East Bay's big losses were professional, scientific, and tech services, 1,700; leisure, hotel, and restaurants, 900.
For me, this article is more relevant than most hyped articles. This is more factual precisely because it reports NET losses. which is all that really matters.


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Posted by LuvPleasanton
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I was also censored when providing a link to "Bono" (the celebrated socialist) espousing Capitalism as the ONLY answer to lifting the poor into the middle class at a recent Georgetown University speech - Web Link ... seems to me this is totally related to increasing employment ... Wow


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Posted by chemist
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm

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Posted by Watcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm

The 4th removal is where I mentioned Obama's focus was health care from Inauguration day. I guess that hit a partisan nerve, missing my point. That early focus was at the expense of dealing with JOBS. The 'net' result is FIVE years later, professionals suffered large job losses in JULY!!!! The pain and losses continue. Unemployment destroys families and eliminates retirements of 50 & 60 year old 'boomers'. Those losses will still be hanging over them in 20 years.
That time lost in the beginning was critical and fatal. Choices.


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Posted by chemist
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

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