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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?

Lots of jobs according to pretty much all statistics, but also some scary facts lurking in those same statistics. What the jobs pay varies greatly by where the workers live, what skills they have, what interests they have, etc.  

 

The experiences of the vast majority of the people I know personally do not begin to reflect the range of experiences shown by the overall stats.   I'm not surprised -  the people I know do not begin to reflect the vast range of our diverse country.

 

 

 

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?

Well the unemployment rate has been steadily going down for many years. 

2009 unemployment rate 9.9

2012 unemployment 7.9

2015 unemployment 5.0

2016 unemployment 4.7

2017 unemployment 4.1

2018 unemployment 3.9

2019 as of August 4.0

now 9.9 rate we had the meltdown of 2008 so very high. It would be nice if we had zero unemployment but that Will never happen. What we need is for more blue collar jobs in the midwest. 

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?

The US unemployment rate came in at 3.7 percent in August 2019, unchanged from the previous two month's figures and in line with market expectations. 

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?

Thank you 

@MorningLover 

 

I meant to put 3.7 don’t know why I put 4.0

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?


@Nbo wrote:

Well the unemployment rate has been steadily going down for many years. 

2009 unemployment rate 9.9

2012 unemployment 7.9

2015 unemployment 5.0

2016 unemployment 4.7

2017 unemployment 4.1

2018 unemployment 3.9

2019 as of August 4.0

now 9.9 rate we had the meltdown of 2008 so very high. It would be nice if we had zero unemployment but that Will never happen. What we need is for more blue collar jobs in the midwest. 


@Nbo  The only thing blue collar jobs do is keep people below the poverty line. We need better paying jobs for college educated individuals with room for growth. We should be encouraging our kids to pursue higher education and go after professional careers, not to get through high school and accept minimum wage positions.

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?

Jobs are plentiful where I live and Im talking about good jobs ....Employment opportunities increased in health care and professional and technical services...

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?


@MaryLamb wrote:

@Nbo wrote:

Well the unemployment rate has been steadily going down for many years. 

2009 unemployment rate 9.9

2012 unemployment 7.9

2015 unemployment 5.0

2016 unemployment 4.7

2017 unemployment 4.1

2018 unemployment 3.9

2019 as of August 4.0

now 9.9 rate we had the meltdown of 2008 so very high. It would be nice if we had zero unemployment but that Will never happen. What we need is for more blue collar jobs in the midwest. 


@Nbo  The only thing blue collar jobs do is keep people below the poverty line. We need better paying jobs for college educated individuals with room for growth. We should be encouraging our kids to pursue higher education and go after professional careers, not to get through high school and accept minimum wage positions.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And how much would you pay for a plumber to come out to your home, on a holiday, that fell on on a Sunday, and it's after 6pm, to fix your water pipe that burst?

 

 

 

Or a mechanic to fix your car?

 

 

Or a HVAC to cool or heat your home in the dead of winter, or the middle of summer?

 

 

 

Don't.

 

 

Knock.

 

Blue.

 

Collar.

 

Jobs.

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?


@Anonymous032819 wrote:

@MaryLamb wrote:

@Nbo wrote:

Well the unemployment rate has been steadily going down for many years. 

2009 unemployment rate 9.9

2012 unemployment 7.9

2015 unemployment 5.0

2016 unemployment 4.7

2017 unemployment 4.1

2018 unemployment 3.9

2019 as of August 4.0

now 9.9 rate we had the meltdown of 2008 so very high. It would be nice if we had zero unemployment but that Will never happen. What we need is for more blue collar jobs in the midwest. 


@Nbo  The only thing blue collar jobs do is keep people below the poverty line. We need better paying jobs for college educated individuals with room for growth. We should be encouraging our kids to pursue higher education and go after professional careers, not to get through high school and accept minimum wage positions.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And how much would you pay for a plumber to come out to your home, on a holiday, that fell on on a Sunday, and it's after 6pm, to fix your water pipe that burst?

 

 

 

Or a mechanic to fix your car?

 

 

Or a HVAC to cool or heat your home in the dead of winter, or the middle of summer?

 

 

 

Don't.

 

 

Knock.

 

Blue.

 

Collar.

 

Jobs.


@Anonymous032819  There’s nothing wrong with any of those jobs. They are skilled, educated workers. I’m talking about minimum wage jobs and factory, assembly line-type jobs which require little skill or education.

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?

There are jobs available here in Colorado. Many require special degrees and experience. The problem is housing. It 's growing so fast here and finding a place to live is a real problem, especially affordable housing anywhere...it's getting difficult to find that. So even if you get a job here, you might end up spending a lot of your paycheck on housing.

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Re: Job Market in 2019. Have things Improved?

The job market is strong in less than full time jobs.  40 hr a week jobs with benefits are harder to find.  It is a great market for young adults and minorities , and for for part time work.  The jobs are in business services,health care services.   Small business and lower paying jobs are having a hard time being filled.  When they are the employment record is 6 months or less.  They find those employees move on.  My grandson makes 18.00@hr slinging burgers for in n out.  But compare tha with wages for Jack n the box or mcdonalds..