Thread: Jobless Claims Hit Six-Year High
08-07-2008, 03:08 PM
Tampa and St Petersburg are in full recession here, businesses are closing up all over and I cant even get a job myself. We currently have the highest unemployment rate in the state of Florida"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves." -William Pitt
#12 unemployment rate hits 6.9% in June08-07-2008, 04:24 PM
Small rise from May brings the gauge to a nearly five-year high. The Los Angeles area has suffered substantial losses since a year earlier.
By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer / July 19, 2008
SACRAMENTO -- California's jobless rate crept ahead Friday as experts saw weakness spreading into new areas of the economy.
For months, job losses were concentrated in the state's housing industry. But with June's increase of one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.9%, it was evident that a broader downturn is underway.
In all, the state lost 12,800 jobs in June compared with May. The number of government workers fell 6%, while professional and business positions declined 5.2%, manufacturing 4.4% and the information sector, which includes television and film production, 2.6%. Retail trade dropped 2.5%, according to an analysis of state figures by Beacon Economics, a Los Angeles consulting firm.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,6469603.storyAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
08-07-2008, 05:29 PM
Thank you Captain Obvious.
Ordinance would require shelters for day laborers
Daily News Wire Service
Article Last Updated: 08/05/2008 11:50:59 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES -- Companies that open large home-improvement stores in Los Angeles would have to set aside space for day laborers under an ordinance unanimously approved today by a City Council committee.
The proposed ordinance was passed by the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, but must still be approved by the full council.
If passed, the ordinance would require new home improvement stores that are 100,000 square feet or larger, or any building or structure where 250,000 square feet or more of warehouse floor area is added, to set aside space for day laborers seeking employment from customers.
The shelters would have to be easily accessible and equipped with drinking water, bathrooms, tables with seating and trash facilities.
Home-improvement stores would also be required to develop a security plan in consultation with the Los Angeles Police Department.
08-07-2008, 05:33 PMAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
08-07-2008, 05:41 PM
With an increase in hispanic immigration and dropouts among minorities in inner city schools, is it really a surprise that the number of people who ask for money from the government is increasing?**** Obama and **** you too.
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08-07-2008, 05:53 PM
But they won't. That is what Nevada and Arizona are for. They take all the ex-Californians.
California is about 20 years from being the state of the illegals, the homos, and the hollywood do-gooders and nobody else. Oh, wait.....**** Obama and **** you too.
08-07-2008, 05:55 PM
08-07-2008, 05:58 PM
And what is the cost of living in Louisiana relative to california?
Here is a newsflash, I live in Ohio. We have very low per capita income and household income. But we also have insanely low cost of living. Gas here is 20 cents a gallon less than the national average. Food costs less too. Housing costs? Ha! Dirt cheap. Therefore if I earn the same as a colleague in San Francisco (very easy for those of us in the high-tech industry), I can live like royalty while he lives in a 1 bedroom apartment next to 20 illegals and a crackhead that uses his sidewalk to go twosies.**** Obama and **** you too.
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