I finally understand how the US Govt. achieves statistical data.

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Ya, it works when you don't count those who gave up and are milking the system or living off of a spouse. Don't forget, the job sector grew in public venues and low income employment....which means it sucks.
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You can't "milk the system" unless you're actively searching for employment. When I applied for government assistance, I had to bring in a bunch of photocopies of job applications I had submitted to prove that I was in fact actively seeking employment. I also had to provide proof of citizenship, proof of authorization to work in the United States, my Social Security number, and a photo ID.

Otherwise, you're absolutely right. Some people have given up on looking or a job and are finding other ways to get by. Living off the income of a spouse or generous family member is one way that it's done. Others are going to school, disabled, retired, homeless, imprisoned, or living in another circumstance where getting a job is impractical, impossible, or unnecessary.. And the job market does suck, you're absolutely right about that as well. Nobody is hiring at the entry level any more. All of the management positions are vacant, but positions for cashiers, sales associates, stockers, and other entry-level positions are completely filled with older people who lost their jobs in the 2007 mega-recession. All of the back offices are filled with stacks of dozens or even hundreds of job applications, and you have to call over and over and over and over and over again before you can start getting straight answers.
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Actually here in Oregon, if I sent on all the available programs, I could make ad much as I did teaching. I know folks who do it, they are no longer friends.
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The system lut here allows for workers, I.e., enginerrs, high tech, to travel and play. While they "look" for a job. That's milking the system
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The true unemployment numbers are closer to 10.7%. When unemployment benefits run out the worker drops off the list whether or not they have found new employment, and the numbers get skewed. Those that switch to public assistance from unemployment are not counted in the unemployment rate. The reasoning is when unemployment falls below 8% the federal government does not have to provide extensions of benefits or additional job training resources. However employers, especially those in high lay-off markets pay extra premiums for those added services, which when they are not given to the unemployed can be manipulated by the government the same way the government manipulated the FICA dollars that all of us so generously give them.
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lets break it down

Commoncore.

Common.

Core.

The earth has a core.

Earth.

All known life is on earth.

Life.

Life magazine.

Life magazine ran from 1883 to 1972.

1972.

Ben Affleck and Dwayne Johnson were born in 1972.

Ben Affleck portrays a superhero.

Dwayne Johnson portrays a rock.

What is a superhero made of rock?

Exactly.

The Thing.

The Thing.

The Thing is part of the Fantastic 4.

4.

4 =1 x 4.

1.

4 - 1 equals 3.

What has three sides?

Thats right.

Doritos.

Lets break it down.

Doritos.

Dor.

Dora.

Dora the Explorer.

Dora the Explorer is Mexican.

Mexican.

Mexico.

Mexico is close to the Gulf Of Mexico.

Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf of Mexico is close to the Bermuda Triangle.

And you know what else is a Triangle?

Thats right.

The Illuminati.

Commoncore is illuminati confirmed.
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I'd say that is completely true, but you didn't show your work! That means you must've been looking off of someone else's paper! F 4 U!
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Clinton looks like he's making the "Not Bad" rage face.
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I was trying to go down the blame line til Regan or Carter but I discovered I couldn't comment on each do I had to stop Bill and This was the only pic with a face where he looked like umm maybe / or well..... that I could find late last night, I'm new here still figuring it out.
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Actually you can. If you click the "more options" on the lower right when you are creating, you will have an option to "add textbox". Have fun :)
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ty
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No, you don't.
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94 million Americans don't work because most of them are retired or still in school.
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That accounts for about 73 million...most economists agree that only about 80% of people in their prime are legally employed...what they don't know is how many of that 20% is stay at home or independently wealthy, vs getting by illegally or having just given up.
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I'm not from the US but objectively, unemployed and not working are not the same thing.
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It doesn't work like that, but A for effort
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