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Number of US jobs created last December was the lowest for three years

Saturday, January 11th 2014 - 08:20 UTC
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The US economy created only 74,000 jobs in December, with many Americans giving up looking for work, latest figures show. The number of jobs created was the lowest for three years and was well under half the number expected by analysts. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    And this is a surprise?

    Must be a slow news day.

    Jan 11th, 2014 - 09:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Your comment makes no sense, Chrissy.

    Jan 12th, 2014 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 Forge Tit 87 or whatever number you are using today.
    “Your comment makes no sense, Chrissy.”

    Well of course it doesn’t to you, because:

    1) You are all angry inside about me and cannot stand it that anything you try to wind me up with blows up in your face, just like this does;

    2) You have not bothered to understand why the figures are down. GeofWard42 tells me you are not normally idiotic and as I respect Geoff I take it you just want to have a go at me. Oh dear, when will you ever learn: wasn’t that a song?

    3) “Cooking the figures” as the US (and UK) do by removing able bodied labour from the total just because the poor sods can’t find a job. There are NO jobs available, even without the construction nadir;

    4) Construction always drops for the nadir months of December, January and most of February simply because pouring concrete is very problematical and antifreeze additives cannot be used in high strength structural construction, therefore it ALL stops;

    5) Leisure and the service sectors always add jobs as “it is the season to be merry” and these are usually temporary so can you guess what will happen when these end?

    6) The markets are already jittery about the tapering off of the governments titty known as QE and have moved erratically because they are frightened, not just concerned, as to the effect of removing the prop of printing money will mean.

    It is to be hoped that the embryonic improvements to the general outlook of the trade deficit in particular holds up, but we shall see.

    There, now I have explained it all to you do try to keep up with the rest of us in future.

    Jan 12th, 2014 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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