Stagnation
By David Glenn Cox

Statement of

John M. Galvin
Acting Commissioner
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Friday, July 6, 2012

“ Nonfarm payroll employment continued to edge up in June
(+80,000), and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2
percent. Employment growth averaged 75,000 per month in the
second quarter of the year, compared with an average monthly
increase of 226,000 in the first quarter. Slower job growth in
the second quarter occurred in most major industries.

Employment in professional and business services grew by
47,000 in June. Since the most recent low in September 2009,
employment in the industry has risen by 1.5 million. Much of the
growth occurred in temporary help services, which added 25,000
jobs over the month and 776,000 jobs since September 2009.”

Civilian Labor force – May 2012, 155,007,000 – June 2012, 155,163,000

Unemployed- May 2012, 12,720,000 – June 2012, 12,749,000

Not in the Labor force- May 2011, 86,080,000 – June 2012, 87,992,000

Job losers who completed temporary jobs – May 2012, 6,989,000 – June 2012, 7,207,000

Reentrants into the economy – May 2012, 3,439,000 – June 2012, 3,227,000

New entrants – May 2012, 1,367,000 – June 2012, 1,331,000

Terrible job numbers pour out over a holiday weekend news dump. 108,000 new workers joined the workforce, which by the governments own admission only added 80,000 jobs this month. That by itself would be pretty Goddamned awful but is instead the sunny side of the street. More than a quarter of those 80,000 jobs are temporary jobs. They are jobs without any benefits or healthcare, without retirement or future.

Floor malting/warehouse

Floor malting/Warehouse position. . .

Rxxx Ales is looking for a few people willing to work slightly odd hours to do a relatively physical job. So must be able-bodied. The hours will be. . .

5am-8am and/or 5pm to 11pm Monday-Friday,
Plus 5am-11pm Sat-Sun.

Hours will be split between 3 people. Should work out to around 25 hr/week. $9/hr. Contract position.

For the best, this job might morph into a full time warehouse position later in the summer.

Interviews will be Tuesday July 3rd from 10:00am-1pm.

Just come by and ask for Brandon.

U-3 Total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force (official unemployment rate) June 2011, 9.1 % – June 2012, 8.2%

U-6 Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force. February 2012, 14.9 % – June 2012, 14.9%

Pretty Goddamned awful especially considering the even more accurate U-6 figure still does not include the more than two million no longer counted as in the labor force. One of these two millions includes a man I met in Minneapolis, Johnny lived in a homeless shelter, he was a Vietnam vet and he worked outside everyday in the Minnesota winter. He spent his January days searching for scrap metal which he hauled in a shopping cart. He was neither on drugs, a drunk or crazy. His mind was sharp as a tack, sharper than most as he said, “I’m 62 years old, they aren’t going to fuck me out of what I’ve got coming. I’m not going to file for my social security until I’m 65 even if it means I have to push that shopping cart for ten years.”

Yet that is the case as millions are forced by poverty to give up their full Social Security benefits. These are not just numerals or empty digits but real flesh and blood people and these numbers describe a hellish existence. They expose how they live and how they die.

Fly Fishing Plumber Wanted

Mxxxx Fxxx Fly Fishing Club looking to get our water system from the river to our bunkhouse working. We supply materials and access to our property for you to fish. You supply your pump and plumbing knowledge and labor to get the system up and running.

If interested Call Rick @

• Compensation: Trade for Club Membership Only

Connecticut mother-daughter die in murder-suicide

Connecticut Post STAMFORD — A middle-aged woman killed her elderly mother with a double-barreled shotgun and then killed herself inside their foreclosed Long Ridge Road home, Stamford police said.

Officers found their bodies just after 1 p.m. Friday while checking on the mother and daughter who lived at 1214 Long Ridge Road following reports from concerned neighbors, according to Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin. The neighbors told police they hadn’t seen the mother and daughter recently and were worried for their well-being.

Three Dead in New Years Day Foreclosure Murder Suicide

CUCollecter.com; After World Savings Bank denied a man’s loan modification request, the gravity of his financial woes was too much to handle. Three bodies found at the scene of a foreclosure suicide and murder in Santee, California.

On New Year’s day San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 8567 Clifford Heights Road in Santee, after receiving a call to 911 from a man who gave his name and address and stated that “he was going to kill his cancer stricken wife, burn his house down and shoot anyone who approached the residence and then kill himself,” According to the caller, World Savings Bank had refused to renegotiate his loan and filed for foreclosure on Dec 6th.

The 60-year-old man told his neighbors that he and his wife had lost their jobs and home to foreclosure and that his wife had cancer. Police are now trying to discover the identity of an extra burned body.”

Wanted people in all phase’s of remodeling

Gutting homes, sheet rock repair, roofing, installing tubs sink’s and hardwood flooring, Lawn Mowing house’s every 10 days
Ele and plumber Lic as well.
Leave a Number and what you are good at.

• Compensation: Bid’s for labor

Blueberry Pickers Needed

We are a small, organic family farm looking for help hand picking blueberries.
We pay .50 cents per pound picked. Start time is 7:30am, we will pick until noon.This gig is best for those who live close in to the Mcxxxxx area, it may not be worth your time if you have more than a 15/20 minute drive to our farm. Children must be 16 years or older to pick. Families, silblings, and friends welcome.Your may call xxx-xxxx for details and directions
Or please come to our farm at 7 am tomorrow morning, Friday July 6th.

Thank you

PART TIME CLEANING PERSON FOR TRADE

Busy medical office in Lake XXXXX is looking for someone to clean two times per week to trade for spa services. Flexible days and times, but this would normally be done during regular business hours. As far as services, we do laser hair removal, chemical peels, Zerona laser, skin tightening, lip plumping.

Please send resume if interested.

Mow Small Lawn $10

Need someone to mow my grass for $10 each time, twice a month. I have a real small front lawn (approx 7′ x 9′) and back lawn (approx 16′ x 20′). You supply the mower and gas.

• Compensation: $10 each time

helper/ partner..used retail

I own a buy sell shop / repair shop……looking for a helper / possible business partner…..strong sales and computer knowledge a must…..must be friendly and understand used retail……willing to train, however i need someone independent and dependable. female preferred……Fun, interesting and not your average job….fairly new business and the pay is based on percentage of sales and repair…..so if you need a job to support your family there is no guarantee of base pay at this time, however there is a ton of opportunity here and possible great pay……..sound like fun ?

• Compensation: no pay

Looking For Sign Holder

North XXXX Coffeehouse is looking for an energetic, fun student type who would be interested in trade in coffee and food for sign holding. May turn into a paid gig for the right person. Also very negotiable.

Thanks,

North XXXX Coffeehouse

• Compensation: Trade and possible pay

This is no less than a criminal economic holocaust, millions out of work with millions more struggling just to get by, scratching and clawing, not to improve their lot but just to hang on, and I guess some make it and some don’t as the future promises only more of the same.

“Agitation is the order of nature. Nature abhors quiet as it does a vacuum. Someone may abject and point to the “everlasting hills” in proof of their theory, forgetful of the fact that the hills are a product of agitation. The sea is never still. The tides forever ebb and flow. The “dead calm” presages the storm. Air in motion is the demand.

The peacefully disposed, the quiet, inert, lethargic souls, those who glory in stagnation, have never had their way. Nature prefers agitation, hence the hurricane, the tornado, the cyclone, the lightening and the thunderbolt; hence the volcano and the earthquake. Call them evils, it matters not, they are ceaseless protest against stagnation.

“Men cry “peace,” but there is no peace. The elemental war goes on. Indeed, those who clamor for peace are agitators.” – Eugene V. Debs

The Columbus Dispatch- The body of an unidentified man was pulled from the Olentangy River about 9:30 this morning (Friday).

Anne Pennington, a Columbus homicide detective, said the man was white and in his 40s.

The body was fully clothed and probably had been in the water for at least a day, she said. The Franklin County coroner’s office will do an autopsy.

Police were called at 9:12 a.m. The body was caught in debris under the King Avenue bridge, southwest of the Ohio State University campus.

Sun –Times LINCOLNWOOD — A person found a dead body Thursday in the North Branch of the Chicago River in Lincolnwood. A caller reported the body at the North Branch of the Chicago River near the 6800 block of North Kedzie Avenue to Lincolnwood police about 12:30 p.m. and the Illinois State Police crime lab and the Department of Natural Resources responded, said State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond.

The unidentified man, believed to be in his 50s, was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, which will perform an autopsy Friday.

KOIN PORTLAND, Ore. – “Officials still have not identified a body of a man found floating in the Willamette River Tuesday morning. Just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol responded to a call from a nearby fisherman of a possible body floating in the Willamette River, about a half-mile from the St. Johns Bridge. Deputies arrived on scene around 10:20 a.m. and recovered a body of a man. He is described as a white male, between 45 and 60 year old.”

Strange that over a family holiday weekend three unidentified middle aged white men suddenly forget they know how to swim. Three in four days, three men who died alone with no one looking for them, lost in America, no longer in the labor force or a life force.

“I’m gonna find me a river, one that’s cold as ice.
And when I find me that river, lord I’m gonna pay the price,
I’m goin down in it three times, but lord I’m only comin up twice.
She’s long gone, and now I’m lonesome blue.” – Hank Williams