Unemployment Quotes

Parallel to our vast strides

Parallel to our vast strides in technology, there is a dangerous rise in unemployment, foreclosures, and degrading education. Millions of people are stricken with hopelessness and strife. Sadly, in the name of progress we have polluted the air, water, soil and the food we eat.
– Radhanath Swami

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If you don’t talk about

If you don’t talk about families, then it’s easy to disembody subprime mortgages and asset securitization and unemployment rates without remembering that every one of those numbers is a million families.

– Elizabeth Warren

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Unemployment is ‘involuntary’ when the

Unemployment is ‘involuntary’ when the price is above its market clearing level. Workers are unemployed because jobs are not available at the prevailing wages, period. The only recourse is to either expand the number of jobs or somehow lower the wage.

– Dale T. Mortensen

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Because a person has to

Because a person has to be either working or looking for work to be counted as part of the labor force, an increase in the number of people too discouraged to continue their search for work would reduce the unemployment rate, all else being equal – but not for a positive reason.

– Ben Bernanke

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By the Depression was back

By 1939, the Depression was back. Unemployment was huge. Roosevelt didn’t have any quick fix. Remember, the New Deal, Works Progress Administration, and Civilian Conservation Corps – all that happened years before. Roosevelt was riding a storm.

– Gore Vidal

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The Internet is a cauldron

The Internet is a cauldron of anger every day, every year, election year or not, with unemployment at 10 percent or at two percent. It isn’t exactly a good index of what’s happening.

– Charles Krauthammer

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I had to think ahead

I had to think ahead. How much would I really enjoy committing five or seven years to working on this? When you’re an unemployed actor offered a TV pilot, no matter who you are you’re tempted by the good hunk of change to be made. It keeps you out of the unemployment line.

– Gerald McRaney

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The economy is terrible it’s

The economy is terrible it’s been terrible for years now, and the reason it’s bad is not because of a debt-ceiling vote. The reason it’s bad is because we have people who believe that by making government bigger by keeping people on unemployment checks and on welfare we’re going to dig us out of this mess.

– Todd Rokita

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