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‘Bucking the trend’

Fed Reserve officer calls Valley jobless rate ‘impressive’

February 17, 2013

BOARDMAN The Youngstown-Warren market is breaking with tradition as local unemployment figures chug along with the rest of Ohio, even beating Cleveland and national averages....

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Feb-17-13 8:13 PM

Good sign, hopefully more to come.

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Feb-18-13 8:57 AM

Yes, good news always helps everyone's attitude. Does anyone know if this information is complete? The employment trend should be compared to the working population trend. Is the jobs number improving or just appearing to improve because population is declining or people are dropping out of the job market? This may be reflected in increased applications for food stamps or other social safety net programs.

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Feb-18-13 11:29 AM

" the country sees flickers of emergence from the Great Recession."

NEWSFLASH: The Great Recession was four years ago! We need more than "flickers" by now! 7.8 percent national unemployment? It averaged only 5.3 for EIGHT years under Bush. Was this a speech or an infomercial for the current administration?

As for the valley, it had Ohio's largest population decline over the past decade. If people tend to migrate to places of better economic opportunity, then citing these local employment numbers is like putting lipstick on a pig. i.e. a ghost town would have low unemployment too.

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Feb-18-13 6:31 PM

The Obama recovery rolls on.


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