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"This is a pretty negative report. The reason unemployment ticked down is the labor force contracted. That suggests fewer people are getting into the game, looking for work, and that kind of discouragement can lead to a lower unemployment rate." Jared Bernstein
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"We did not see the tremendous upsurge in injuries we thought we might get. It gets really difficult when it is tremendously hot during the night - not just when it is really hot days, but when it is really hot weeks." Jared Bernstein
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"[They also focus on two areas - healthcare and energy - where inflation is eating away at spending power.] You either need wages to pick up or inflation to slow down, ... There may be a bit of both in coming months." Jared Bernstein
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"These losses may reflect the fact that consumers facing higher energy prices and falling real [inflation-adjusted] wages are cutting back on discretionary spending." Jared Bernstein
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"This is what a healthy job market looks like ? we just haven't seen it for a long while, so it makes inflation hawks nervous." Jared Bernstein
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"The private sector's just not generating enough jobs here, and I would love to see some of the policy-makers in [Washington] wake up and take notice." Jared Bernstein
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"My problem with the Bush plan is that it's so ideologically problematic that now these guys are going to have to argue about it for a month or two. That's bad because we need to inject stimulus into the economy quickly." Jared Bernstein
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"I wouldn't be surprised if unemployment held constant or dropped a tenth of a percentage point. But will [that] signal we're heading back to a healthy labor market? No, because the economic fundamentals, in terms of growth, just aren't there." Jared Bernstein
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"It's one thing to run faster in place when the rest of the economy is stagnating as well. But it cuts a little deeper when policymakers are telling you the economy is fine, and you are falling behind," Jared Bernstein
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"There were close to 200,000 jobs cut in the past couple of months, making them the worst two months of last year. The jobless recovery is not only lingering, it's deepening." Jared Bernstein
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"The weakness in the labor market is clearly reducing the growth of earnings, meaning consumers, most of who depend on their paychecks, are likely to remain insecure about where the economy is headed, ... This in turn has the potential to constrain consumption growth, limiting the boost that the economy will get from the recent tax cut, and delaying the arrival of a truly self-sustaining recovery." Jared Bernstein
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"We did not see the tremendous upsurge in injuries we thought we might get, ... It gets really difficult when it is tremendously hot during the night - not just when it is really hot days, but when it is really hot weeks." Jared Bernstein
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"Many of our overall indicators are percolating along just fine, but the growth continues to elude many working families, especially those in the middle and low end." Jared Bernstein
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"As jobs become more available, people are no longer finding themselves stuck as long in unemployment." Jared Bernstein
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"Of course there are jobs that few Americans will take because the wages and working conditions have been so degraded by employers. But there is nothing about landscaping, food processing, meat cutting or construction that would preclude someone from doing these jobs on the basis of their nativity. Nothing would keep anyone, immigrant or native born, from doing them if they paid better, if they had health care." Jared Bernstein
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"American companies really haven't been sinking much of their gains back into domestic investment." Jared Bernstein
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"You don't need an equitable distribution to have a sustainable recovery." Jared Bernstein
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"It's one thing to run faster in place when the rest of the economy is stagnating as well. But it cuts a little deeper when policymakers are telling you the economy is fine, and you are falling behind." Jared Bernstein
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"This is very much the type of job report you would expect coming off a strong quarter." Jared Bernstein
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"People think unemployment is still relatively low, but there's all the difference in the world between a tight labor market and a weak one when you're talking about employees' ability to bargain for a fair share of growth." Jared Bernstein
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"The economy's doing fine, except if you figure in working families. We're posting great numbers in aggregate demand, yet the lousiest on record for wage growth." Jared Bernstein
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