Private-sector hiring breaks out of winter freeze

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Seems that the economic data is trending toward the positive instead of negative last few weeks-month.

Apr 02, 2014 10:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

The sounds you are hearing are the Obama hater’s heads exploding…

Apr 02, 2014 10:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

They will be along once they have found out what they are supposed to say. Probably “the numbers are wrong” . It is what they usually say.

Apr 02, 2014 10:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

“Private job growth, factory orders accelerate”

Hey republicans, just pretend Romney is President and you woke up to this news. Suddenly…. it’s not bad news any more. It’s good news. And all your doubts about the math magically disappear. And you can quit crying for seven minutes :)

Apr 02, 2014 11:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BoBo69 wrote:

Its OBama’s fault.

Apr 02, 2014 12:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jambrytay wrote:

Although painfully slow, I do think the economy is getting better (no credit to the gov’t). Would be nice to get some confirmation in the workforce participation rate.

Apr 02, 2014 1:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

Assuming the report is reasonably accurate, this is obviously better than a report of job loss.

Looking at the overall long-term(past and future), there is nothing to indicate that this is a drastic change from where we have been with lower than needed job growth. They were bailing water even on the Titanic, a natural reaction, a recoil to the catastrophic event that that was inherent to the sudden and unexpected gaping hole in the hull. However, no amount of natural recoil from this disaster was enough to make up for flawed design of the narcissistic engineers or lack of leadership during that fateful night. After such a huge economic disaster that I attribute to the congress elected in 2006, there has been some level of natural economic recoil in response to this. These ripples of good news however are not sufficient to sustain long term prosperity and survivability of the economy without sound economic engineering (currently missing), or good leadership (also missing). For anyone to give (or take) credit for this to anyone or any party is akin to taking credit for the wind blowing because one happened to be fanning themselves at the time.

Apr 02, 2014 1:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Louieloueye wrote:

“U.S. companies stepped up hiring in March and factory orders rose solidly in February, in further signs the economy was regaining momentum after a recent weather-driven slowdown.”

Here we go again with the ruinous-winter narrative blame it on the bad weather pseudo.

There is no way this is all weather. We’ve had other bouts of bad weather over the last 15 years, so you can’t say this is a generational event. And we’ve seen weakness in areas you wouldn’t expect weather to weaken.

So Nope, no market manipulation here folks.

Apr 02, 2014 1:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SaveRMiddle wrote:

The party begins IF the jobs pay more than slave labor wages.

Apr 02, 2014 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

@gcf1965, to quote you ‘After such a huge economic disaster that I attribute to the congress elected in 2006′ How come the VAST majority of those that are experts on economic issues, would disagree wholeheartedly with you?

The economic disaster was caused by 20-30 years of supply side economics then triggered by banks selling bundled mortgages they knew to be risky as ‘AAA’ risk investments. Then when people started defaulting due to the 20-30 year destruction of the middle class and being in homes they could not afford (that the banks approved loans for even though knew risky because they could make money on the back end selling the loan) the whole house of cards came tumbling down around them leader to the financial panic.

So if you can not get basic economic history right, in other words not learning from history, why would anyone with any desire to fix our economy listen to your ideas? That would be like going to Dick Cheney for advice on how to conduct our foreign policy, or to ask people like Karl Rove or Dick Morris (or almost any other right wing pundit for that matter) what they expect the election result to be.

Apr 02, 2014 1:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

2 months don’t make a trend. this doesn’t address quality/pay/sustainability of jobs but that doesn’t opiate the dumbed down masses who have little comprehension beyond a twitter equivalent feed.

Apr 02, 2014 2:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

Rich, I have used the term ripples to describe what the obama/DNC fanclub tout as recovery and economic progress. In a pool of water where there is any activity, you see ripples. At any given point (economic data), as time progresses and ripples expand away from the origin of the activity (economic event), the level of water (economic health indicator) at that point could be slightly higher or slightly lower, however, the level of the pool(true economic health) never actually changes. These ripples are seen naturally in good economic times (overflowing pool) or bad economic times (shallow pool). It is simplistic, but quite descriptive and accurate.

Apr 02, 2014 2:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Am I the only one who finds it hilarious how the right tries to spin these good reports into something bad? They talk like they are highly educated on the matter, but then when you actually fact check their ‘theories’, it just falls flat on its face.

Apr 02, 2014 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

@gcf, maybe you could point to us some ‘ripples’ from 2008.

Ripples > Rubble.

Apr 02, 2014 3:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeObserver wrote:

Stock markets hit all time high. House prices rising day by day. In fact, QE has created huge asset bubbles. No wonder, Yellen is in a hurry to raise rates to contain another bubble-bust cycle.

Apr 02, 2014 4:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

Louieloueye wrote:
“There is no way this is all weather. We’ve had other bouts of bad weather over the last 15 years”

Which have been accompanied by a slow down in the economy over the past 15 years. It is normal.

Apr 02, 2014 11:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

Rich_F wrote:
“2 months don’t make a trend.”

Maybe not, but over four and half years does. Has it really taken you close to half a decade to notice that the US economy has been growing, and unemployment declining, since April 2009?

Apr 02, 2014 11:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Ah yes. Good news MUST be bee ess and bad news is spot on…

Apr 04, 2014 11:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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