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2009-06-04 Economy
13 US Cities have more than 15% unemployment
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Posted by Lord garth 2009-06-04 09:13|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6476 views ]  Top

#1 Merced, Modesto, Stockton, El Centro, Hanford, Redding, Visalia... those are farming/ranching areas. I wonder how those numbers would look without the impact of illegal immigration.
Posted by Jumbo Slinerong5015 2009-06-04 10:09||   2009-06-04 10:09|| Front Page Top

#2 I suspect that if unemployment climbs high enough and the economy stagnates, the bureaucrats will 'factor' out the illegals [though not end the support programs] for adjusted reporting purposes.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-06-04 10:32||   2009-06-04 10:32|| Front Page Top

#3 Hell, Yuma has probably had a 20% unemployment rate since the 19th Century. Though they are not counted in the stats, by far the two biggest employers are Marines, who have a base there, and the Border Patrol.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-04 11:00||   2009-06-04 11:00|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't compare these statistics with those of the Great Depression. Modern stats eliminate some unemployed that would have been counted in the GD stats.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2009-06-04 12:16||   2009-06-04 12:16|| Front Page Top

#5 The governor of Oklahoma was just saying the other day that their unemployment rate is around 5%. Hmmmmmm.
Posted by Zorba 2009-06-04 12:30||   2009-06-04 12:30|| Front Page Top

#6 I can't believe that Detroit and Flint aren't on this list. It seems like the unemployment rate in Detroit is at least 20%.
Posted by Formerly Dan 2009-06-04 13:11||   2009-06-04 13:11|| Front Page Top

#7 Atlanta was not listed either. CNNMoney must be tabulating drug dealers as....'actively employed.'
Posted by Besoeker 2009-06-04 13:34||   2009-06-04 13:34|| Front Page Top

#8 Hmmm, up and down the left coast mostly?
Posted by Mstrmech 2009-06-04 15:00||   2009-06-04 15:00|| Front Page Top

#9 but Teh One has "saved or created" 150,000 jobs!


see: "census"
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-04 18:55||   2009-06-04 18:55|| Front Page Top

#10  Merced, Modesto, Stockton, El Centro, Hanford, Redding, Visalia... those are farming/ranching areas. I wonder how those numbers would look without the impact of illegal immigration.

Yeah, and we're paying their unemployment benefits too. If we didn't they might have to go back to Mexico.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2009-06-04 19:20||   2009-06-04 19:20|| Front Page Top

#11 As JS5015 said, most of them are farming towns. Not only are there lots of illegals, but lots of former illegals who received amnesty and then started the process of chain immigration of bringing in their families, cousins, their cousins' cousins. Those do get included in unemployment stats and do receive taxpayer assistance.
Posted by ed 2009-06-04 23:55||   2009-06-04 23:55|| Front Page Top

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