Points for originality: Media blames “unexpected” jobless surge on Spring Break

by editor on May 7, 2011

In the past the media has blamed the weather, the Japanese tsunami, Republican policies and everything else they can think of, so Reuters economic reporters are now forced to get really creative in an attempt to blame the on-going “unexpected” unemployment numbers on anything but Obamanomics.

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We don't know if the economy's getting stimulated, but we are

But Reuters’ latest excuse is laughable:

New U.S. claims for unemployment aid unexpectedly rose last week to touch their highest level in eight months, pushed up by factors ranging from spring break layoffs to the introduction of an emergency benefits program, a government report showed on Thursday.

Damn those unpatriotic college kids. Why are they out partying in Fort Lauderdale when they should be back in school stimulating the economy?

Source: Reuters

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17 Comments on "Points for originality: Media blames “unexpected” jobless surge on Spring Break"

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sa_rose
Member

I heard this ridiculous evaluation. I have never heard of a spring breaker applying for unemployment. And the unemployment numbers are based on that statistic alone. It doesn’t count the ones who never applied, who didn’t qualify for unemployment, who have exhausted their benefits, etc etc etc. The whole report is a fallacy. The economy is not getting better, the job market is not really improving. I heard one analyst state that the 200,000 jobs “created” was nice, but to recover the number of jobs lost we would have to create that many jobs monthly for years. And that is just to replace the original number, never mind the incoming job seekers. America is being fed a line and we are taking it, hook line and sinker.

whiskeyriver
Guest

You forgot to add in all the welfare patients that don’t work for a living, they expect the taxpayer to pay their way. If you throw that number in I would say that the true number of unemployed in this country is closer to 20% than 9%.

Why doesn’t the Lame Stream Media tell us the real story? My guess is they are being told what to say by our gooberment because if the real numbers were made public it would scare the hell out of the sheeple, the fools that keep electing the same old clowns, like Reid and Pelosi, so the welfare money keeps coming in.

whiskeyriver
Guest

What a bunch of crap. Unemployment claims went up because the Obummer administration extended the amount of time people could get unemployment benefits. All this “surge” means is people who had already recieved all the unemployment checks they were allowed to recieve, and got cut off, applied again after the time extention was approved.

jukin
Guest

I’m beginning to think the Mayans are right.

hisham
Guest

Yeah me too! I’m going to set my wristwatch alarm for 7:00 AM, 21 December 2012. At least when everything goes to shit, I can watch it happen from the comfort of my front porch, while I’m sipping a nice hot cup of coffee!

Big Al
Member

As I have said before-That is just before the end of Braaacks term as CIC. We will never be weaker {unless he is reelected},what better time for our enemies to attack?

KimmyQueen
Guest

I got no problem with this. The sooner the better.

East_TN_Patriot
Guest

Spring Break layoffs happen AFTER the season is over. Bars, hotels, and tourist attractions hire additional temporary staff for the Spring Break season and let them go after the college kids have all gone home. That’s what the article is saying. I know this is the case because I lived in Panama City, Florida for almost 10 years. This article isn’t talking about college kids, but the temporary employees hired for the Spring Break season.

KimmyQueen
Guest

I was thinking about that HOWEVER really? I think this is reaching too far.

East_TN_Patriot
Guest

I think there is some validity to your point, but this thread is trying to make it look like that the story claims college kids on spring break is the cause of unemployment, which just isn’t the case. If anything, the reason that unemployment went up last month is that more people have returned to the job market. The unemployment figure only records those actively seeking work, and there were a lot of folks who had given up.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Right, right.

deepthinker
Member

Damn those kids why would they do this to lord barry at this time. What a crock of shit. The MSM will not face the facts that jimmy jr is heading the economy of this nation right in the toilet. His buddy little timmy is doing all he can to keep inflation hidden until after the elections.

Check the housing reports. The value of homes has taken another drop and more people are upside down in their homes.

Kip Hooker
Member

You mean college kids that don’t have jobs continuing to not have jobs raises unemployment? Of course the kids should probably get used to it. There probably won’t be any jobs for them after they graduate either.

hisham
Guest

Kip you may have a point! If they’re business majors and math and science majors they may not have jobs, but if they’re education, humanities, and English majors they won’t have any problems getting really good paying jobs in government.

DJ
Guest

On the bright side, job prospects for bottom feeders, um, I mean lawyers has hit rock bottom.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Spring break layoffs? I’ve never heard of that one. I would think that bars and hotels would have to put extra people on the clock to handle the hordes of idiots. Not to mention all the police overtime.

Big Al
Member

“Charlie don’t surf.”