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Patch Poll: Is it Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down for Economy?

What do the numbers mean to you?

The economy added about 120,000 jobs in March.

The jobless rate ticked down a percentage point to 8.2.

Gas prices appear to have peaked and are coming down.

These signs could be interpreted that the economy is improving. However, some of these numbers come with a “But … .”

The Labor Department reported that employers added 120,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, but well below economists’ forecasts for a 203,000 gain.

The unemployment rate fell, but experts said it was largely due to discouraged job hunters giving up the search for work.

And, gas prices. They may have peaked, but will they rise again during the high-demand summer months?

What do you think?

Phillip Szydelko April 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM
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Jose April 11, 2012 at 06:03 PM
HI THERE GLORIA.....IF WE DON'T STOP THE OUTSOURCING OF OUR JOBS ??? I REALLY BELIEVE THAT AMERICA WILL BECOME A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY....WE ARE ALREADY 50 % OF THE WAY THEIR IN MY OPINION.....CNN DID A REPORT 50 % OF AMERICANS ARE POOR---ON WELFARE--HOMELESS....I BLAME THE OUTSOURCING OF OUR JOBS AND UNBALANCE FREE TRADE......CHINA IMPORT 5 TIMES MORE GOODS TO THE U.S. THAN WE EXPORT TO CHINA....THE SAME STORY WITH EVERY COUNTRY...NAFTA WAS A HUGE MISTAKE....THE ONLY PEOPLE MAKING MONEY ARE THE TOP 25 %, ..THEY BRIBED OUR POLITICIANS TO TILT THE PLAYING FIELD IN THEIR FAVORS......AMERICAN WORKERS ARE ON THEIR OWN...LETS HIRE SLAVE WORKERS FROM CHINA AT $ 1 DOLLAR AN HOUR WITH ZERO BENEFITS....I FEEL SORRY FOR THE YOUNG AMERICANS , THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A TOUGH TIME.....WE MUST STOP THE OUTSOURCING OF OUR JOBS...
Stuart Tindall April 12, 2012 at 03:36 AM
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