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Washington, D.C. debt ceiling political fight between President Barack Obama, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) weighted on any efforts to promote effective job creation ideas for America's 15 million unemployed job seekers.
The report by BLS marks the first time since the 1960's our United States economy has created no net employment gains or losses overall and experienced little or no job growth across the board, with the exception of healthcare services. State and Federal Governmental agencies continued to slash and burn workers, along with manufacturing payrolls rolling back their payrolls.
A further governmental analysis of the beginning and peak of summer employment creation numbers, revived yet another decrease in job growth from 117,000 to 85,000 for July and, employers added just 20,000 jobs in June, not 46,000.
Michigan's overall jobless rate for August stood at 10.9%, marking the highest rate of year, so far. Also, Michiganders overall are squeezed by high food and gas prices, as a gallon of gas is one of the highest in the nation, averaging $3.89.
"I just want a job and at this point, frankly, I'm tired as hell those folks in Washington, D.C. telling me this plan and that plan without doing a thing about how I'm going to pay my rent next month", stated Brenda Thompson, 54 who attended the CBC Job Fair event prior to the Town Hall in a effort to land employment.
"I have been looking everyday for a job for nearly two years. My unemployment is almost gone and at this point, options are running few and fair between", she cited. "All of them, the President, Congress and even our Governor (Rick Snyder-R) need to be thrown out if they can't fix the situation with employers hiring people like me, ready to work, now".
On the heels of President Obama's speech in Detroit on September 5th and Michigan jobless rate, another downward trend is nearly one-third of state workers are employed, in lower-wage jobs.
In 2010, one-third of Michiganders averaging 27% or 966,000 in total, worked in lower-wage employment classifications.
Michigan has highest percentage of long-term unemployed among other Midwest states in 2010 at 35% and, is expected hit the sobering figure at the end of 2011. Ironically, Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder (R) was the first state chief executive in the nation to reduce state based jobless benefits claims from 26 to 20 weeks.