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April 24, 2018

Fourteen States Hit Record-Low Employment Rates, Media Shrieks
Whoops, I Meant Record Unemployment, and the Media Is Silent

In the media, their opinions are facts and your facts are but opinions.

The states hitting new unemployment lows run the ideological gamut, from conservative Texas to liberal California, suggesting a recovery stronger than any particular political persuasion. In March, eight states saw new record lows, including Hawaii (2.1 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), Kentucky (4 percent ), Maine (2.7 percent), Mississippi (4.5 percent), Oregon (4.1 percent) and Wisconsin (2.9 percent).


California also set a new record last month. The Golden Stateís unemployment rate stands at 4.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Thatís the lowest rate recorded since BLS began keeping track of state-level unemployment figures in 1976, and itís a third of the 12.3 percent unemployment rate California notched at the height of the recession in December 2010.

Coloradoís unemployment rate is just 2.6 percent, among the lowest in the nation, and a third of the 8.9 percent peak it hit in 2010.

Now, it's true that this article appears in The Hill, which is the media. But for such truly historic economic news, you'd think it would be the lead story on many if not most outlets, or one of the top lead stories.

But no, of course not. The media spent eight years under Obama ignoring the bad economy, now it'll spend all of Trump's years ignoring the good economy.

BTW: I never had allergies before but began getting them about two years ago. I have been made pretty miserable the last three weeks from pollen. I don't know what to do about this. My eyes are always burning and my vision is actually distorted.

Any suggestions? Remedies? I've contacted my doctor to get a referral for an allergist but I have a feeling that'll take like two weeks.


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