Showing posts with label Unemployment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Unemployment. Show all posts

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Florida Unemployment Rate is 8.6% as of June 2012

Florida unemployment rate is 11.1% as of April 2011, and that is 2.6 percent higher that the National average. Where was Florida hit the hardest? Well, first it was the Construction Industry that lost more 350,000 jobs, slicing the industry over more than half. And the jobs that are coming back are very few, and not quickly enough. Florida is still going through a severe recession. Secondly, it is the Housing Foreclosure Crisis, has the state left with cheap houses, that no one wants to buy. And with so many unemployed--who has the money to buy even the cheap houses. Florida has 1.6 Million vacant homes--more than any other state. Florida's average price of a newly built home is $231,000.00, and that is 48% higher than the existing homes sold for $156,000.00. This pushes the newly built home to a record low.
Of course Florida is left out of the manufacturing rebound, because it does not manufacture automobiles, durable goods, electronics, business equipment to name a few. Florida is chasing its oily tail,---- from oil spill to higher gas prices. Now, tell me we are not paying for BP's oil spill. Of course the American people will pay, and as we do not have anyone in government who looks out for "We The People" it will continue. Many Floridians who are unemployed and Seniors, do not have the money to spend at restaurants and shops. So, the restaurants and shops need fewer people, so people in those retail and food service jobs are laid off. There are 12 states that are considering minimum wage increase, but Florida is not one of them. Our Gov. Rick Scott wants to eliminate 6,700 state workers jobs. He is trying to balance the budget. Florida Space Coast is a gloomy place to be now, as they are preparing to eliminate 9,000 jobs, putting a terrible burden on Florida and Brevard County. Many jobs are lost due to BP's oil spill--and these jobs are not coming back any time soon, or probably never. Florida has lost many job to Outsourcing jobs to other countries, such as China, India, and etc. Call Center jobs, Financial Jobs--yes, banks are outsourcing--how scary is that--,Customer Service, Service jobs, and many more. It is a big issue when our own government is the reason for most of the unemployment, because they sit on their hands and watch our jobs being outsourced by American Companies, and they do nothing. Thank you Congress! Updated 02/29/2012
  • Well the good news is:  New Florida Minimum Wage effective January 1st 2012: $7.67 per hour, and that is only good if you have a job.
  • is a link to the plans of our Governor Scott. He is really working smarter and harder than anyone in Congress for the families and businesses of Florida to get more companies to relocate here.
  • He plans to have 700,000 new jobs in the near future for the Florida residents.
  • The Department of Labor states that Florida is now at an Unemployment Rate of 9.9%.
I believe he is a fair and just man working for the better good of Florida and its people. I will update again in a few months.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Globalization and The Vanishing American Nation

Outsourcing American jobs by American Companies, began slowly, as a ripple in a brook. Everyone, was busily enjoying living their life with their families, working to support, to save, as they planned college for their children.

It took years and a tsunami of vast unemployment before the American workers realized their jobs were leaving the shores of the United States. To be given to China and India, two of the biggest countries to be given our American workers' --jobs, lives, liberties, and their pursuits of happiness, by the American Companies.

Greedy American Companies that only valued the millions they made in outsourcing. Without concern to the lives--- their greedy outsourced methods destroyed.

What now, America? Now, is when the reality sets in, and families, without their jobs, watched tearfully as their homes, cars, neighbors, neighborhoods, malls, banks, neighborhood stores, ma and pop businesses and small towns; vanished in America. Some families broke up over these current events because of the unbelievable stress, they were and now, living under. Only the strongest of the strong, make it through. But not without scars, heartaches, and a bitter taste in their mouths, called Outsourcing.

Where was our elected government? Weren't these people suppose to protect America, and Americans?Are they sitting in their air-conditioned offices, or passing more bills that are against the American workers? As more and more jobs are still being sent over seas. Maybe, we should think about
---- Outsourcing Congress----- it will be cheaper on the American Tax Payers.

Mostly, low paying jobs are left for thousand of unemployed to fight over. Now, helplessly, Americans watch as their Unemployment Benefits are deminishing. Why? Not because they are lazy and want to live off the inadequate benefits received. But because they are scared out of their minds, knowing that there is no future now in America for them; the American Workers.

This Nation is slowing sinking back into the 1950's, when the Baby Boomers were children. This might not be the same as the death of  Dinosaurs, and their tar pits, but it is just as sticky.

Life in the 1950's, is when everyone was about in the same boat---no motor--just oars. Neighbors help each other, children played outdoors until dinner time---no T.V. to watch--.

If your family was lucky enough to have one it was in black and white. All the children in the neighborhood came over on Saturday Nights and watched Gun Smoke.

And the most fun they had after dinner was catching Lightning Bugs, and putting them in jars to watch them glow. Of course, no computers, no cell phones--my parents phone number was a long and short ring.

One telephone operator, per small town, with no Walmart, no Sam's, and no Target, just a little Dime Store, that had very little in it. No, this is not a Nightmare, just America in the 50's.

No one needed to text back then, because the gossips in the neighborhoods, knew everyone's business, and who, what, when, and how it happened.

Even though these were good times for my parents--I do not want to relive them.

So, how is this terrible injustice rectifiedEmail, call or fax your State Representatives, get them out of their offices, let them know that "We The People" are tired of their ways, and they need to fix this big issue with the Greedy American Companies. Start bringing the jobs back home, and that means now, time is running out for our Nation.

My Ancestors, would be very disappointed if they could see us now. And yours would too.

Updated 02/29/2012

What is the status of Unemployed Americans? Still grim because 12.5 Million are still unemployed, and until our government forces the American Companies to return and hire Americans back, it will stay that way.

I believe the products made in other countries, will become the issue in the near future, as they will not meet the American Standards. And the other countries employees will become wiser and demand more money.

So, maybe without the help of our---"Sit on Their Hands Congress" the issue will start correcting its self.

© BEPH  2012

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