Holy shite. How many fell out of the workforce
Personally I fell off in July, did not get a part time job with the Geek Squad until September to help pay bills until I graduate from school in March.
Obama got us under 8%, he said he would! He should change his name to Ronald Reagan Jr.
Were I Obama, that'd be my story. Just sayin...
August had 39,000 fewer jobs created than July did.
September had 67,000 fewer jobs created than July did.
Is this progress? This is one specific way for Romney to explain it during the next debate in terms people can understand. If the employment situation is really getting better, my fellow Americans, why were there fewer jobs created in September than in August, and fewer in August than in July? Isn't that going in the WRONG direction? Mr. President, would you comment on what I just said?
quote:Well Done NHT
The number of working people who are working part time increased by 600,000 workers in one month! From 8.0M to 8.6M. I have stressed repeatedly that in this household poll(survey) working one hour qualifies one as "employed", as opposed to "unemployed". The part-timers who want full-time work are relegated to being revealed in U-6.
U-6 is still sitting at 14.7%. That's the true measure - and it didn't change at all.
Good luck finding media that will talk about the U-6 figure.
Again, the explanation is part-time workers who tell the Census Bureau interviewer they want full-time employment.
This is why I did not want Romney to talk about the 43 consecutive 8%+ months during the debate. He avoided it until his two-minute closing statement, when I cringed.