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Unemployment Quotes

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When more and more people are thrown out of work,
unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

Related topics: Work

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet
increasingly suffer from unemployment,
poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families.
- Hans Kung

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond
these failings that Black citizens and civil rights
workers risked unemployment,
violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings

 

Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from
Britain and other countries.
The Government haven't used the powers which they have
for the benefit of the country.
- Eamon de Valera

Any degree of unemployment worries me.
- Gerhard Schroder

In my right-wing politics of the time,
I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed.
- Luke Ford

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As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent
period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge.
- Julian Bond

Working lives are for the state to influence.
Unemployment makes people unhappy.
So does instability.
- Polly Toynbee

I did go through a period where I was on unemployment.
That was my low point: Martha Quinn on line at unemployment,
hoping nobody will recognize her.
- Martha Quinn

People told me, when I was coming through the ranks,
that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with
the period of unemployment as well as they deal with
the period of employment.
- Claudia Black

It is sensible to have a safeguard against unemployment.
- Glynis Johns

When a great many people are unable to find work,
unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present:
unemployment,
inflation...
but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.
- Barbara Jordan

In the 1930s one was aware of two great evils -
mass unemployment and the threat of war.
- James Meade

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
- Ronald Reagan

The unemployment rate is still twice as high for blacks as for whites.
- William Weld

And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment,
if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages
in Nevada are underwater,
then stay the course.
Vote for Harry Reid.
- John Cornyn

They keep extending these unemployment benefits to
the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job,
because the job doesn't pay as much as the unemployment benefit does.
- Sharron Angle

Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy,
from engineering to health care workers,
forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs.
- Jerry Costello

It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest
Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
- Richard M. Daley

Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more
seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating,
a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.
- William Vickrey

Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate
unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare.
- William Vickrey

The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.
- Robert Farrar Capon

People aren't stupid.
I mean, people remember in 1990, the unemployment rate was 10 percent.
Now it's 4 _ percent.
We've got 1/4 million jobs that we've created.
- Bill Weld

If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent
at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year,
or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.
- William Vickrey

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment,
was produced by government mismanagement rather than
by any inherent instability of the private economy.
- Milton Friedman

When large numbers of men are unable to find work,
unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

Enterprise Washington is economic development in areas
of high unemployment around the state of Washington.
- Mike Lowry

Unemployment is of vital importance,
particularly to the unemployed.
- Edward Heath

There's no unemployment in squatter cities.
Everyone works.
One-sixth of humanity is there.
It's soon going to be more than that.
- Stewart Brand

Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our
future for the first time since the Great Depression.
I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth.
- John Mellencamp

It is a fact that, if I single out Germany,
our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment.
- Angela Merkel

The automatic stabilizer is unemployment insurance,
food stamps, additional coverage of Medicaid.
- Franklin Raines

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal
area is not mainly a problem of structure,
or design, or statistics.
It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell

We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those
northwestern forests for perpetuity.
The unemployment rate has gone not up,
but down.
The economy has gone up.
- Bruce Babbitt

Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination,
the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster:
why did these exist,
and what could we do about them.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

My father was unemployed and I was the eldest of seven children.
We were very poor.
And when you ask how did we support ourselves,
the only funding that we had was unemployment payments.
- John Hume

If you've got unemployment, low pay,
that was just too bad.
But that was the system.
That was the sort of economy and philosophy against
which I was fighting in the 1930s.
- Barbara Castle

Despite our high rate of unemployment,
300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the
unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result
of technological progress.
- Kim Campbell

Low unemployment numbers are clear indicators that
Republican tax relief and economic policies are spurring
growth and helping businesses hire new workers while
providing American families with job security.
- J. D. Hayworth

More broadly, we are going to have to examine the safety
net programs to make sure they are poised to catch
the families before they fall even more,
especially in the areas of unemployment benefits,
child care assistance, and foster care.
- Richard Neal

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment -
in good times and bad times.
Look at the population of African Americans in prison.
They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country,
55 percent of those on death row.
- Danny Glover

The internal conditions in Iran are worsening in all aspects.
Poverty and unemployment are becoming more severe,
despite the fact that Iran has turned into a developed
and industrialized country.
- Moshe Katsav

With a strong domestic economy, low national unemployment at 5 percent,
and increasing retail sales, the picture should look rosy.
But one look at the trade deficit changes all of that.
- Jo Ann Emerson

I would say to my colleague that the misery index,
inflation and unemployment, when added together is
the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents,
even going back to Jimmy Carter.
So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job.
- Cliff Stearns

All those predictions about how much economic growth will be created by this,
all of those new jobs, would be created by the things we wanted -
the extension of unemployment insurance and middle class tax cuts.
An estate tax for millionaires adds exactly zero jobs.
A tax cut for billionaires - virtually none.
- Anthony Weiner

Because what happens is, as the economy suffers,
tax revenues go down.
But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down,
in government your variable costs go up:
unemployment insurance,
workmen's compensation, health care benefits,
welfare, you name it.
- Meg Whitman

Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005,
helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs,
and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s,
the 1980s, and the 1990s.
- Marsha Blackburn

Really, the potential for, first of all,
any college graduate today is enormously good.
These are good times for anyone with a college degree today,
particularly African Americans.
With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate.
- Alexis Herman

This majority is working for America,
and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment.
This economy has created millions of new jobs,
and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent.
- Marsha Blackburn

I define genuine full employment as a situation where
there are at least as many job openings as there are
persons seeking employment,
probably calling for a rate of unemployment,
as currently measured, of between 1 and 2 percent.
- William Vickrey

My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking,
low to middle ranking.
He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour,
dealing with employment and unemployment issues.
- John Hume

If you increase taxes now on - at any level,
it's going to make it harder to create jobs And we've
lost 2 1/2 million jobs since the stimulus package passed.
We're at 9.6 unemployment.
So I don't think we tax too little, I think we spend too much.
- Lindsey Graham

I had to think ahead.
How much would I really enjoy committing five or seven
years to working on this? When you're an unemployed
actor offered a TV pilot,
no matter who you are you're tempted by the good hunk of change to be made.
It keeps you out of the unemployment line.
- Gerald McRaney

Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust,
growing and headed in the right direction.
The numbers don't lie.
Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices,
low unemployment, increased job creation,
and a stock market that has reached an all-time high.
- J. D. Hayworth

We don't have a major problem right now in our country,
and life is normal.
Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from,
and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions
and we have to solve them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower.
Median household income is higher.
A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college.
Home ownership rates are higher.
And the violent crime rate has decreased.
- Cliff Stearns

We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home.
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction.
Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction.
- Dennis Kucinich

I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection,
one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe:
You should now what our priorities are.
For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems.
- Angela Merkel

My job was to teach the whole corpus of economic theory,
but there were two subjects in which I was especially interested,
namely, the economics of mass unemployment and international economics.
- James Meade

In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it,
where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent,
the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is
a prescription for disaster.
- Joe Biden

Well, our economy is very strong and growing.
We have created 5.4 million new jobs in the last 3 years.
Our unemployment rate is better than the average unemployment rate of the 1960s,
1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
- Ric Keller

People were so keen to get investment.
In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland,
and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many,
many years.
- John Hume

I'm a political scientist and I study these things,
and I know that economic problems, with the rising
unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth,
were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

You can make more money on unemployment than you can
going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job,
but it doesn't pay as much.
And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have
put in so much entitlement into our government,
that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said
you don't want the jobs that are available.
- Sharron Angle

Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows
companies to reduce costs,
benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services,
causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment,
and increases productivity and job creation.
- Larry Elder

I mean, the reality is unemployment today -
over 14 million Americans are unemployed.
That's exactly what it was a year ago.
I mean, this - the American people know we can't borrow
and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy.
- Mike Pence

The tax relief package enacted in 2001 was central
to pulling the economy out of the post 9-11 recession.
It's the reason we've got low unemployment and have
created more than two million jobs in the last year.
- J. D. Hayworth

I think it's hard to know.
Feeling fulfilled, because actors face periods of unemployment,
there is nothing worse than being at the top of your game;
you have so much to give but do not have the platform to do this.
- Michael York

Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative
thing this government has ever done,
is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery.
Because those green dollars are the hardest working
dollars in the history of American politics.
That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills,
is also cutting global warming gas emissions,
is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty,
through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes,
is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates.
- Van Jones


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