Monday, December 21, 2009

The LO/KPOJ "Lost Limerick Challenge"

This morning's Oregon news limerick, as written by me, read by quizmaster TJ of Loaded Orygun, and answered by Carl, Christine, and Michael (subbing for Paul), on the KPOJ 620AM's Carl + Christine show, are posted at LO.

This week's Lost Limerick is kind of a buzzkill, but I'm counting on you to tough it out, for art's sake. Fill in the blank with the word or phrase from this week's Oregon news:

No one's hiring for clerking or booking,
Gas pumping or short-order cooking,
Jobless numbers are flat,
But the cause might be that
More job seekers are no longer __________ .

(The answer can be found in the Comments below, or in this week's Spanning the State at Loaded Orygun.)

1 comment:

Nothstine said...

The answer: Looking

This is not one of our more upbeat limericks.

The story: Oregon's unemployment numbers appear to have "leveled off" last month at 11.1%.

But that figure doesn't include people who have simply taken themselves out of the game, either by going back to school or simply trying to ride the bad times out.

An economist at the U of O said this week that, if we included in the count those job-seekers who've just given up, Oregon's 11.1% figure would be "through the roof."