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Decrease in the Unemployment Rate? Social Media says MAYBE!

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long-term-unemployed[1]Social Media has changed the way we not only look for a job but how we view the statistics put out by our federal government.According to the Wall Street Journal the unemployment rate fell to 6.3% in June, down from 6.7% in March, its lowest level since September 2008.  The U.S. added 288,000 jobs in April; the strongest month for job growth in two years said the Department of Labor.

Is it too good to be true? Is there a real reprieve from the inside out tornado trends? My soul screams, “It is an encouraging sign”.  Almost as good as feeling the the warm my skin after six long dreary months of winter.  A fallout shelter and a ray of sunshine?

After being unemployed or underemployed since August of 2010, struggling with debilitating student debt and a lifetime of savings eaten up by basic needs, I was ready to give up entirely. So pardon me if I err on the side of caution but I am not going to read too much into just one month of data. The employment data can fluctuate from month to month. While this month’s report happens to be above expectations, I do not think it is enough to pull Minnesota out of the fallout shelter into the sunshine.

There is huge backlog of unemployed Americans, including me, who still need to get to work. Because of social media the government cannot put out information without being questioned.  Just one article leads to thousands of opinion and blogs. Last I checked there were still over 3.5 million people nationwide that have been out of a job for six months or more




Author: 5oci4lm3di4101

We're a class learning about the ins and outs of social media. We learn by doing.

One thought on “Decrease in the Unemployment Rate? Social Media says MAYBE!

  1. You can say that again. All this happy days are here again drives me crazy. Thanks. #JE

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