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State's jobless rate falls

March 22, 2014

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate continued its rapid drop in February, while employer payrolls inched up and the labor force grew after a 14-month skid, the state Department of......

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Woolrich

Mar-22-14 12:50 PM

This articles numbers are a complete smoke screen.

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wwhickok

Mar-22-14 9:41 AM

This article is a load of crap. It's not falling it's rising and it's rising fast. There's no real way to prepare for being jobless when all your expenses continue to rise and you never what you're going to need in reserve.

Even the people who have lost jobs and found new ones likely needed to accept jobs that were several dollars per hour below the job they originally lost. I'd love to know what they're basing these #'s off of because just looking at the Williamsport area, it's easy to see that more and more people are jobless every day.

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MrShaman

Mar-22-14 8:20 AM

"What is the real unemployment rate? Include the people whose unemployment benefits have run out, who are out of the job force, aren't looking, and the ones who are now on disability as a last resort?" - CaveFelem

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Things change...especially for the folks who are prepping for it.

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See:

This Economist Foresees 15 Years of Labor Shortages - Businessweek

What about the people who lost decent sustaining jobs with benefits, only to be working low paying part time jobs now, or the under employed?

I question figures like this, especially when people who are no longer looking for work and whose benefits have expired are no longer counted.

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CaveFelem

Mar-22-14 7:01 AM

What is the real unemployment rate? Include the people whose unemployment benefits have run out, who are out of the job force, aren't looking, and the ones who are now on disability as a last resort?

What about the people who lost decent sustaining jobs with benefits, only to be working low paying part time jobs now, or the under employed?

I question figures like this, especially when people who are no longer looking for work and whose benefits have expired are no longer counted.

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