Unemployment Quotes - Page 4

No matter what’s happening in the Middle East – the Arab Spring, et cetera, the economic challenges, high rates of unemployment – the emotional, critical issue is always the Israeli-Palestinian one.

– Abdallah II of Jordan

It goes without saying that ‘Buncha Losers’ comedies speak to tough times. The massive unemployment of the Reagan years gave us ‘Taxi,’ ‘Cheers’ and the genre-defining ‘Night Court,’ a show you could never admit to watching without making people feel sorry for you.

– Rob Sheffield

Whenever you hear news about jobless claims or the unemployment rate, you should translate that in your mind to one simple phrase: Stay in school.

– Adam Davidson

Unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy – the cure is not more government spending, but helping businesses create jobs.

– Brian Sandoval

Politics thrives on simple, clean messages, something that played to Obama’s advantage in 2008. Stagnant unemployment and the loss of America’s AAA rating are as simple and tough as they come. This is the economy on Obama’s watch, and there’s no one left to blame.

– John Sununu

Not graduating high school on time leads to fewer chances of attending college and obtaining good paying jobs, and creates instead higher chances of incarceration and unemployment.

– Al Sharpton

There is no writer’s block in a newsroom. There’s only unemployment block.

– Carl Hiaasen

If you got problems like unemployment, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and there’s a guy that’s always been there for you and for your family, then you say ‘He’s a nice guy. I don’t know where he came from or how long he’s been here, but Charlie Rangel’s the man.’ That’s what I’m relying on.

– Charles B. Rangel

Any degree of unemployment worries me.

– Gerhard Schroder

In the industrial world we have the problem of having more productive capacity than we know what to do with. That’s at the root of the unemployment crisis: we’ve got so productive at making things, we don’t require people to be involved in making the basics of life any more. Or nearly as many people.

– Eric Ries

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.

– Kim Campbell

More people on unemployment benefits is not success in America, fewer people on not because we kicked them off but because they have been able to get a job in the private sector, because government got out of the way.

– Scott Walker

We are in a bit of a policy box and it’s going to require us being willing to give up one of the two, which is it’s okay to take on more deficits but lets put in some massive spending. Alternatively to say, ‘we’re going to go through structural unemployment for a while because we want to address deficits.’

– Indra Nooyi

Let me just try to give you sort of the intuitive one here on the stimulus funds. If you have a two-person economy – let’s imagine we have two farms, and that’s the whole world, just two farms. If one of those farmers gets unemployment benefits, who do you think pays for him? Am I going way over your heads today?

– Arthur Laffer

I had a period of unemployment for about nine months after my first big break, and it’s the greatest lesson I ever could have learned, never to believe you’re home and dry.

– Natalie Dormer

Long-term unemployment can make any worker progressively less employable, even after the economy strengthens.

– Janet Yellen

Not only do unemployment benefits help families who are hurting; they also put money into their pockets that they’ll then spend – and their spending will keep other Americans in jobs.

– Robert Reich

We are watching industries crumble, Wall Street firms disappear, unemployment spike, and unprecedented government intervention. And our designated opinion leaders want to know: Is Obama up this week? Is he down? And is his leadership style more like Bill Clinton’s, or Abraham Lincoln’s?

– Thomas Frank

What America is thirsting for now is a battalion of strong, down-to-earth ‘doers’ – managers, frontline activists, business and social entrepreneurs engaged in tackling America’s manifold problems of unemployment, education, and competitive slouch.

– Tina Brown

Being out of a job can erode people’s confidence and their sense of possibility; and employers, often unfairly, tend to take long-term unemployment as a signal that something is wrong.

– James Surowiecki