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Did you hear the news? Non-farm payrolls increased 288,000 in April and the unemployment rate “plummeted” .4% to 6.3%. See this Yahoo! story. At the same time the employment participation rate fell .4% to 62.8%. In case you don’t know, the participation rate “refers to the number of people who are either employed or are […]
Oh goody! MSN lists 12 things that will cost more in 2013. Some of them aren’t a big deal. Food, however, is a big deal. Their list: • Cars • Food • Grain • Health insurance premiums • High-end TVs and home theater systems • Computers • Copper • Smartphones • Daily deals • College […]
This is interesting. You can click on the graphic to go to the source. Bottom line: Unemployment is MUCH HIGHER than we’re being told it is.
Click on graphic to go to source Question: why are Democrats so confident?
I don’t know about you guys but I think it’s misleading the way the unemployment rate is calculated. Today’s employment report shows that 96,000 jobs were added in August. I did a quick search and found that we need to add about 250,000 jobs per month in order to drop the unemployment rate. We added […]
Here are the monthly CPI changes I have going back to 1926. I’m not exactly sure where I got these numbers. I think it was the BLS.gov website but I’m not sure. It’s been a couple of years since I first collected these numbers and then I updated them with the CPI data from BLS. […]
Not sure when they changed the size of the bag (I don’t buy candy very often) but if it went to 11.4 ounces from 12 ounces and the price stayed the same, that’s the same as a 5% price increase. I also think it’s funny that the bag is a lot bigger than it needs […]
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