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While a few certain pockets of the country might be having an uptick, no the economy is not picking up. Unemployment is up (again), stocks have backslid in the last few weeks. Consumer confidence is down in the last month after making some gains in April and May.

Until the unemployment #'s stop their climb (we're getting real close to 10%), we're not going to see much in the way of consumer confidence.:no:

10% unemployment is a huge #, and who knows if that will be the peak of unemployment ... I hope it is, but what's going to bring that # down, the economic stimulus? :w00t: Not working out real well yet. :no:
 

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:laughing: I'm glad to hear that certain areas/trades are doing well, believe me. Just don't want anyone to start thinking we're anywhere near outta this shiite yet, because we haven't hit the bottom of this one yet and ya gotta hit bottom before you can have any sustained recovery.

The job market and the housing market gotta get better first and that's a ways off.
 

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:laughing: I'm glad to hear that certain areas/trades are doing well, believe me. Just don't want anyone to start thinking we're anywhere near outta this shiite yet, because we haven't hit the bottom of this one yet and ya gotta hit bottom before you can have any sustained recovery.

The job market and the housing market gotta get better first and that's a ways off.
It is all in what you believe and who you associate with. Its doing just fine
 

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Here in Colorado I haven't seen a slow down in a couple of years for me, been pretty steady but did lose a couple of big jobs due to no financing being available to them. Had to rearrange my schedule to keep going early part of this year but got back on track by feb. Lots of under bidding going on but I dont play those games some estimates I saw for full gut and redo in bathroom on a 1920's house was 6k which is 10 under me. :shifty::blink:
 

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Good to see some optimism. I've been in business 10 years and was pretty worried about keeping the guys busy last winter as the economy tanked. Now, I've never been so swamped with great work. It seems people can only go so long without spending $$ on their homes. :clap:
 
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