Unemployment Quotes

Any system of economics is bankrupt if it sees either value or virtue in unemployment.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

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

Unemployment is like a headache or a high temperature - unpleasant and exhausting but not carrying in itself any explanation of its cause.

William Henry Beveridge

Beijing's biggest challenge is to sustain growth, sufficient to keep unemployment and rural discontent from rising to destabilizing levels, and to maintain increases in living standards.

John Negroponte

It is difficult to understand precisely what the state hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

Unemployment is like a headache or a high temperature -- unpleasant and exhausting but not carrying in itself any explanation of its cause.

William Henry Beveridge

The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.

Robert Farrar Capon

Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them.

Mason Cooley

[O]f all the aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment.

Jane Addams

Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.

William E. Barrett

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden

Orson Scott Card

Unemployment is of vital importance, particularly to the unemployed

Edward Heath

The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job.

Slappy White

Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is

William E. Barrett

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

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

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

The March 2006 unemployment rate of 6 percent was the lowest rate recorded for Kentucky in 10 months. Compared to other states, Kentucky was one of 16 states plus the District of Columbia that reported an unemployment rate above the U.S. jobless rate in March 2006.

Carlos Cracraft

Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them.

Mason Cooley

The concept of social inclusion in essence means replacing a welfarist approach to helping the underprivileged with one of investing in them and their communities to bring them into the mainstream market economy. It’s a modern and fresh approach that views everyone as a potential wealth creator and invests in their human capital. My reason for adopting such an approach is simple: at a time when Australia needs more skilled people and has an ageing population, we simply can’t afford to have one in ten or more of our people out of the workforce due to unemployment, low skills or the effects of chronic poverty. Social inclusion is an economic imperative.

Julia Gillard

... of all the aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment ...

Jane Addams

England totally disarmed and an easy prey to hostile forces! Can you think of anything more likely to excite cupidity and hostile intention? We should sink to the level of a fifth rate Power, our Colonies would be stripped from us, our commerce would decline, famine and unemployment would stalk the land. ... I share your longing for peace. God forbid that it should be again disturbed! The constant and undivided effort of the Government is for its preservation. But I have yet to learn that the cause of peace can be served by rendering our country impotent.

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

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