Jobs report: April job reports shocks with 253,000 jobs created, unemployment falls

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Jobs report: April job reports shocks with 253,000 jobs created, unemployment falls

    This is good news, as even if there maybe other indicators of slowing down in some areas its definitely not a recession.

    Also today in store I noticed the prices on eggs and other products actually went down.
    This is good news.

  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    For the first time, used car prices have fallen they're expected to fall further as new car manufacturing ramps up. I'm waiting for interest rates to fall.
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  3. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Unemployment falls to a 54 year low.

    The bad side to this is that it would seem to encourage them to keep raising interest rates?
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I literally had a guy pull over so he could offer to buy my '96 Miata. I could sell it today for twice what I paid for it twelve years ago. It's crazy!
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That's a special case, Steve. They're (to me) much more desirable than old English sports cars, that go for completely outlandish prices. That 27-year old Miata is a more durable and reliable, better-designed, engineered and manufactured car than any of the popular Brit models. Got the looks and handling, too - in spades.

    You won't get twice what you paid for your 5-8 year old Ford or Chevy. You'll get less than you might have a couple of years ago for a similar car, the same age. Keep your anomaly. Love it, care for it and enjoy it to the max. Your Japanese-designed car probably means as much to you as the Japanese-made classical guitar I received as a present, 55 years ago, means to me.
    Last edited: May 7, 2023
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  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I do love it! That's pretty much the car I wanted when I was a kid, so I'm basically living the dream. And yep, my plan is that so long as I maintain a home in North America, I will keep it running.

    I hear you about British cars. When I was growing up, I had a friend whose dad was a big MG aficionado. He had a little fleet of them that he maintained himself, and my friend would drive whichever of them was actually running at the time.
  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    And I bet, if even one of them was running, you and he were lucky. My first car was a 1961 Austin-Healey bug-eye Sprite, bought in 1966. $300, including a removable hardtop. Handled OK, but still not much fun to drive - sort of a half-nimble buckboard. One week of fun - then major motor problems, which cost me the price of the car in repairs! That repair, at least, was done by a competent British-trained mechanic.

    I moved to another town and there, it was absolute hell to pay for repairs - which were frequent. No Brit-trained mechanics. I was such a greenhorn I paid for mechanics' learning time. Most of them in town didn't know squat about these cars and I'd end up paying for half a day, for what should have been a half-hour job. The worst place of all was the local British Motors Corp. dealer, staffed with "Larcenous-Canadians." That car was absolutely the worst motoring experience of my life.
  8. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I can sell my car today for almost as much as I paid for it several years ago. The market is crazy.
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