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The slowdown — led by a loss of retail and manufacturing jobs — suggests that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is hurting industries that depend on exports and imports.

https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/10/4/20898500/trump-economy-september-jobs-report

Retail trade continued to slide, but there are some bright spots.  And the unemployment rate remains at record lows. (With Trump sarcastically tweeting "Is this an impeachable offense?")

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/04/heres-where-the-jobs-are-for-september-2019-in-one-chart.html

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1 hour ago, Tweety said:

Didn't realize the trucking industry was struggling.  I always thought truckers were like nurses and in high demand.  

https://www.businessinsider.com/trucking-truck-drivers-job-loss-september-2019-10?fbclid=IwAR1ffbnBY9CamH093X92xTaFma9zyk84Equ0xLd1iL8vbdPTKUsex0U8tTM

 

Could be related to China trade war and slump in manufacturing.

That would be my guess.

Fewer goods shipping, means fewer truckers are needed.

Makes sense.

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I read this incredibly sad story in the Washington Post about the increased rate of suicides among Midwest farmers. I hope at least some of your can see it. I'm not sure how much I can cut and paste without getting into trouble with copyrwrite issues:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/09/im-gonna-lose-everything/?arc404=true

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‘I’m gonna lose everything’

A farm family struggles to recover after rising debt pushes a husband to suicide

 

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It was a very dark Saturday night in the middle of the summer in the middle of a year that is on track to be the wettest in more than a century. The wind blew over the farm, the rain came down and she heard the ominous pings on her roof — pea-sized hail, striking the still-fragile stalks of the only corn her husband, Chris Dykshorn, was able to plant before he took his own life in June.

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In farm country, mental health experts say they’re seeing more suicides as families endure the worst period for U.S. agriculture in decades. Farm bankruptcies and loan delinquencies are rising, calamitous weather events are ruining crops, and profits are vanishing during Trump’s global trade disputes.

 

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1 hour ago, nursej22 said:

I read this incredibly sad story in the Washington Post about the increased rate of suicides among Midwest farmers. I hope at least some of your can see it. I'm not sure how much I can cut and paste without getting into trouble with copyrwrite issues:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/09/im-gonna-lose-everything/?arc404=true

 

I saw the story this morning.

It is incredibly sad whenever anybody loses their life for no good reason.

And a pointless trade war, is not a good reason for anybody to lose their livihood.

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3 hours ago, Tweety said:

I can't read WP articles, but one issue with farming in the midwest including the economy is the weather adding insult to injury.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/26/736138088/persistent-wet-weather-interferes-with-midwest-farmers-planting

Yes, farmers are getting a double whammy: crops from last year they can't sell because of tariffs, and inability to raise different crops that might have a market. So much winning. 

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