Funny, or actually not so funny, I was reading about the latest unemployment figures for September and noticed that the payroll figures had increased by 103,000. Then as I continued to read, I noticed that the real figure was closer to 68,000. The reason was, 35,000 of those people, who were on strike at Verizon came back to work. Many economists believe we need to have 275,000 new payrolls each month in a thriving economy. Every month we do not hit that figure, it will grow the following month(s) to make up for what we have not achieved.