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ABC News Money 2013/01/04 16:29:37
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The economy added 155,000 jobs in December as the unemployment rate stayed steady at 7.8 percent, the Labor Department reported in the monthly jobs report Friday.

The job additions matched the expectations of economists, who expected the unemployment rate to tick up slightly to 7.8 percent, according to a survey by Bloomberg News. But the rate for November was revised up to 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent, so the rate was unchanged.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised figures for October down to 137,000 from 138,000 and for November up to 161,000 from 146,000.

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  • Big E 2013/01/04 22:12:46 (edited)
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    Big E
    +11
    No one's talking about all the Illegal workers taking American citizens jobs Lowering wages and getting benefits from our government Like free medical Food stamps freechildbirths section 8 Etc. On money that our country borrows. I rather put the money in To job training for youth and And people that need a change of pace.....

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  • CorrectOpinion 2013/01/08 18:22:32
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    CorrectOpinion
    +1
    Not about "losing" my job. But the fact that we are on the beginning of the next down cycle in the economy. The crack the Government has been on is no longer getting them high. And the simple fact that demographics portend a significant cut back in spending and an increase in savings, COMBINED with the new taxes, both at local and federal levels means we are gunna really see things slow down. The Stock Market will decline by a couple thousand points over the next 24 months...gold will drop, housing prices will again start to drop and there aint a damn thing we can do about it. California will collapse first which sucks cause I live here.
  • Big E Correct... 2013/03/13 03:40:56
    Big E
    It's a shame the government just can't possibly make a good decision all they do is fight like a bunch of little schoolkids Over some Play-Doe... They better get their act together or you'll be right!!!
  • Alexis82 2013/01/08 16:39:20
    None of the above.
    Alexis82
    I'm concerned about my hubby's situation.
  • moonglum 2013/01/08 09:10:29
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    moonglum
    yes i do
  • JustMe 2013/01/08 05:59:19
    No, I am not concerned.
    JustMe
    even when the auto industry was about to crumble we held out, and despite everything the company is doing better. granted at times a lay off would be nice things, but i don't see anything negative happening since it hasn't before
  • flowercivic 2013/01/08 03:40:13
    No, I am not concerned.
    flowercivic
    I'm in the field of higher education, and right now business is booming! Granted, I'm worked like a slave, but I'm pretty confident I will have a job tomorrow.
  • monkeyking908 2013/01/08 03:21:56
    None of the above.
    monkeyking908
    yes but not for the reason given. i cant git a job because i give off a creepy vibe and no-matter what i do i cant get past the job interview
  • wilsonmja monkeyk... 2013/01/08 05:35:32
    wilsonmja
    Wow. I don't mean to make light of your situatio, but that made me laugh. It's one thing to give off a creepy vibe, but totally different to know that you do. Have you considered taking steps to not look so creepy...like when you are in the job interview don't stare at the picture of the guys kids on his desk the whole time with that wierd look in your eyes...just throwing it out there, Man.
  • monkeyk... wilsonmja 2013/01/08 13:48:04
    monkeyking908
    thats the thing i could just sit there being normal but i still give it off. i dont care if you laugh it is funny i laugh at it to
  • wilsonmja monkeyk... 2013/01/08 19:57:58 (edited)
    wilsonmja
    Try this: address it. That's rule number 1 of awkward situations. Always address the elephant in the room. If the guy.......or gal.....haha, just kidding...the guy of course...has a sense of humor than he will love it, the room will lighten up immediately and you can continue with the interview having that huge weight of feeling awkward off of your chest. If he doesn't have a sense of humor than who wants to work with a guy like that anyway right? So start with something like this: "look, I know I give off this vibe like I have body parts in my freezer, but I'm seriously a very normal, not serial killer guy." Ok, maybe you don't have o go that dark, but you get it right?
  • monkeyk... wilsonmja 2013/01/08 20:44:45
    monkeyking908
    i have tryed that in my school and most people end up think i do that stuff. my high school every on thought i was going to blow it up and got so bad the police ended up at my house
  • wilsonmja monkeyk... 2013/01/09 05:03:20
    wilsonmja
    Lol, just figuring out I'm being trolled. Nice work, Bro.
  • monkeyk... wilsonmja 2013/01/09 13:52:56
    monkeyking908
    not trolling that actual happened
  • La 2013/01/08 01:17:00
    No, I am not concerned.
    La
    I work for a large company. True enough, my store in particular doesn't make much money and actually constantly runs a deficit. The more high budget stores are propping up my store. But still, the powers that be have decreed my store will stay open. Even if it closes, as a manager they have to move me to another store. I won't be out of a job.
    My boyfriend and sister got jobs recently. Our unemployment rate is still around 5%
  • unseen 2013/01/08 00:24:38
    None of the above.
    unseen
    I should be worried concidaring I am going into highschool next year (I m a 8th grader) and I need to start taking my outlook on my future a lot more seriouse. but the unemployment rate also worrys me I want to have a job and pay for chollage but as of right now im not to concerned
  • La unseen 2013/01/08 01:17:53
    La
    You don't need to worry about it too much because you won't need a job for at least a few years, and hopefully your economy will have improved by then.
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2013/01/07 22:22:46
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    With ostupid on a spending spree I can not imagine the country staying together much longer
  • Hamilton 2013/01/07 21:30:21
    None of the above.
    Hamilton
    I'm somewhat concerned... the "wise" voters of our fair nation have voted for at least four more years of winter.
  • The Andoxico 2013/01/07 21:02:07
    None of the above.
    The Andoxico
    If i can get a job
  • U Mad Bro? 2013/01/07 20:46:31
    None of the above.
    U Mad Bro?
    +2
    I just quit my job for surgery. I'm trying to worry too much, I talked to a little ho-dunk repair shop back in the summer and they said they'd hire me if I could clear up my school schedule.
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/07 17:55:33
    No, I am not concerned.
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    No, I have good references, experience and the needed education for my field.
  • ♥K14 2013/01/07 17:54:00
    No, I am not concerned.
    ♥K14
    +1
    Future is looking good....
  • susan 2013/01/07 14:49:47
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    susan
    +1
    I am worried about the entire economy and the destruction of the middle class and middle class businesses. I am worried about everyone's opportunity to get a good job.

    In order for the jobs picture to match the increase in workers, our economy must add 200,000 new jobs each month. However they skew the unemployment rate, that is the break-even target, and it has not been met in Obama's tenure as president.
  • Isabel Perez 2013/01/07 14:39:58
    No, I am not concerned.
    Isabel Perez
  • thewickedrobot 2013/01/07 07:53:35
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    thewickedrobot
    +2
    I have no clue where to look for a good amount of jobs. Regardless, seeing as my own town has been sucked dry of work, I can't leave to find work because I have no money to move, and yet I have no money because I can't find work. Vicious cycle here.
  • La thewick... 2013/01/08 01:19:11
    La
    Moving doesn't take much money. Dirt poor people pick up and move all the time. Although I suppose you need enough for a deposit on a new place to rent, once you get where you're going....
  • BarterMan 2013/01/07 04:58:08
    No, I am not concerned.
    BarterMan
    +2
    I work for myself, and unless I do something really stupid, I'm not likely to fire me.
  • The heartless 2013/01/07 04:09:36
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    The heartless
    +2
    Yes ...I'm very stressed about the job market. I feel there isn't enough employment out there for everyone. (Well where i'm from anyway.)
  • Okie Lady 2013/01/07 02:55:30
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    Okie Lady
    +2
    I was pushed into retiring, but I'm still as mentally sharp as ever and want to work again. No one will give me a second look because I'm past retirement age. Just am writing this to tell you all that if you're not ready to retire, stand up and fight if someone else thinks you should.
  • jimrthy BN-0 2013/01/07 01:47:24
    No, I am not concerned.
    jimrthy BN-0
    +2
    If worse comes to worst, I can always move under the bridge next door.

    See? There's an up-side to global warming. I won't need as many blankets.
  • Bigdaddy 2013/01/07 01:02:26
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    Bigdaddy
    Sorry my trust is not in my job! I made mistake with my choice.
  • La Bigdaddy 2013/01/08 01:19:42
    La
    What did you choose?
  • tharealbigjc 2013/01/07 00:39:03
    No, I am not concerned.
    tharealbigjc
    +1
    I work part time as a stock girl at Game Stop so why I am concerned?
  • Rocky 2013/01/06 23:19:49
    None of the above.
    Rocky
    +2
    I had a job that nobody can actually fill so at this point what can I do but agree to disagree.
  • wilsonmja 2013/01/06 22:57:16
    None of the above.
    wilsonmja
    +1
    I'm stressed about that guy being way too close to that power line.
  • Warning 2013/01/06 21:45:39
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    Warning
    +1
    With the way the economy has been on the decline for years, everyone should be worried about their stability in life. One can be employed today, and out of a job tomorrow.
  • pammerjammer 2013/01/06 19:41:57
    None of the above.
    pammerjammer
    +1
    My standard of living fell when I got divorced over 20 years ago. I lived as my Mom put it, on the edge. About 5 years ago I started working for the school district, a union job. First time in years to have insurance. I am 62 and plan to work until I am 70. I enjoy my work and give it my all. I feel grateful to have a job and insurance. Fifteen years ago I went through breast cancer with no insurance, now that was stressful.
  • tom C 2013/01/06 17:02:38
    Yes, I am worried about my job stability.
    tom  C
    +2
    always.....and the employers love it that way....
    it makes the employees more productive..
  • GoodEncounter 2013/01/06 16:24:28
    No, I am not concerned.
    GoodEncounter
    +4
    No, I work for the Welfare Department.
  • hatter GoodEnc... 2013/01/07 04:33:33
    hatter
    +2
    You got the keys to the candy store.

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