Tweet round-up: Unemployment numbers

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Tweet round-up: Unemployment numbers

U.S. unemployment figures were released today. The jobless rate didn’t move: 8.3 percent. Economy watchers on Twitter weighed in swiftly. Here’s a sample:

Encouraging some jobs are being created, but unemployment remains far too high http://t.co/5d4y7A2n

— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) March 9, 2012

February jobless rate for whites dropped to 7.3% (down 0.1), but black unemployment rose to 14.1% (up 0.5). Hispanic at 10.7% (up 0.2)

— Sudeep Reddy (@Reddy) March 9, 2012

Why Didn't Unemployment Rate Drop? http://t.co/NSU2FjV7

— Real Time Economics (@WSJecon) March 9, 2012

The Part-Time Economy (Redux) http://t.co/zQPgCbMD

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 9, 2012

Although unemployment is unchanged @8.3%, Obama will still say it's good news…I SAY: wasn't stimulus going to keep unemployment below 8%?

— Joyce Pemsley (@pecansdownsouth) March 9, 2012

10.8%: the unemployment rate if labor force participation was the same as when Obama took office

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) March 9, 2012

And even if you factor out aging issue and normal cyclical LFP decline, jobless rate is 9.6%, via the CBO

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) March 9, 2012

8.3% unemployment extends longest streak of 8.0%+ unemployment rate since Great Depression

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) March 9, 2012

Why a rising unemployment rate could mean a real recovery: http://t.co/PKa5FYlW

— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) March 9, 2012

Everyone's looking at the unemployment numbers like the guys on Apollo 13 looked at the CO2 reading. Just breathe normal.

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— Nick Morgan (@NickBMorgan) March 9, 2012

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