It’s Jobs Day in more ways than one

People honor Steve Jobs, U.S. jobs numbers released

In light of his death on Wednesday, people all over the world are celebrating the life of Steve Jobs today.
Steve Jobs Day 2011

Steve Jobs Day 2011 – Friday, October 14, 2011 – Description: We admire his work. We’ve embraced his vision. And we love what he’s brought to the world. Let’s take a day to honor the man himself and say thank you. Everyone around the world is invited to participate –in real life, in real-time and on stevejobsday2011.com.
However, today is Jobs Day for another reason. The September unemployment data was released and the rate holds steady at an abysmal 9.1 percent.
103k jobs created in Sept. Rate holds steady at 9.1%.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Reporter Lizzie O’Leary broke them down on Twitter this morning and you can expect the #JobsDay tweets to keep rolling in.

137k private sector jobs gained. 34k govt jobs lost.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Wages and hours slightly up.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Gray cloud: long term unemployment is up by 208k. 44.6% of those unemployed haven’t worked in 6 months or more.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Good news: people coming back into labor force appear to have found jobs.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Teenage employment still dismal: 24.6% unemployment.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
These numbers make it clear: the problem is long-term unemployment.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
5000 postal service jobs lost in Sept.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Construction employment up, but mostly nonresidential.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Basically, we don’t appear to be double-dipping, but this is either a stall, or very weak growth. #jobsday
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Unemployment among Iraq/Afghanistan vets: 11.7%
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011
Unemployment rate among female Afghanistan/Iraq vets: 14.7%.
lizzieohreally
October 7, 2011

I Don’t know about you guys, but I think I would rather celebrate Steve Jobs day. The other Jobs day is bringing me down.

What do you guys think about these numbers?

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