Skip to comments.Democrats & Unaffiliateds More Likely To Be Unemployed Than Republicans
Posted on 11/19/2009 9:01:03 AM PST by markomalley
Data from Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveys shows that 15.0% of Democrats in the workforce are currently unemployed and looking for a job. Among adults not affiliated with either major party, that number is 15.6% while just 9.9% of Republicans are in the same situation.
These findings are from interviews with 15,000 American adults in October. The numbers show an increase in all categories from earlier in the year.
The percentage of unemployed Democrats has grown less than a point from 14.2% in February.
Among those not affiliated with either major party, unemployment has grown by more than two percentage points from 13.3% in February to 15.6% now.
As for Republicans, the percentage unemployed has also grown more than two points after starting at just 7.8% in February.
The numbers are not directly comparable to the official unemployment statistics and are not seasonally adjusted. However, the trend is clear. In February, unemployment stood at 11.8% and that grew to 13.5% in October.
Its interesting to note a shift in the composition of the workforce. In February, 45.6% of workers were working for another company in the private sector while 21.9% were self-employed or had their own company. Since then, the number working for someone else has dropped three points to 42.4% while the number of entrepreneurs has jumped three points to 24.6%.
A different way of looking at the overall data is to compare the percentage of working adults. This factors in people who are retired or out of the workforce for some other reason. In February, 58.3% of Americans were working. That fell to 56.5% in October.
The Rasmussen Employment Index has shown that 15% of workers say their organizations are hiring. That number has held steady for eight straight months. Nearly twice as many report lay-offs where they work.
The Rasmussen Consumer Index measures consumer and investor confidence on a daily basis.
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(1) Republicans tend to be more enterprising overall.
(2) A conservative will find a way to work. They’ll shovel fries to feed their family. Democrats are generally more content to sit on their couch and let a conservative do the work to feed their family.
(3) Republicans tend to be more faithful. God blesses His people (generally speaking — individual results may vary).
Gee do you think that the bosses might’ve scanned the parking lot for Obama bumper stickers? ;)
Took the words out of my mouth. If a conservative loses their job, they’ll take a job that may be “beneath” their abilities to make sure the bills are paid.
Democrats & Unaffiliateds More Likely To Be
- on the public dole
- government bureaucrats
- community organizers
- MSM reporters
- all of the above
months ago, I needed to lay off 3 of my 11 employees. Known Obama supporters went first. 2 months later, about 2 months ago, I had to let 2 more go. Both Obamorons. but I’m out of libholes.
So there is a little bit of karmic justice?
I also have to assume that a majority of small business owners (still a backbone to the country) percentage wise are Republicans.
HAHAHAHA! Hope and Change!!
Go figure. Whiney liberals are also the biggest complainers in any work situation.
Not being critical, but I hope for your sake you kept ample documentation for other reasons being your primary reasons for their dismissal. I am sure the correlation between being a poor employee and being an Obama supporter is probably quite high, it is wiser to focus on their being bad employees rather than their politics.
Who knows? Someday every employer may be required to keep a Democrat Party Official on the payroll to monitor the employee ranks for political purity.
Lets not forget the unemployable Democrat. They never even had a job to lose.
'Why is this utterly unsurprising to me?'
What percent of these unemployed rats had worthless instant unemployment degrees or had dropped out high school or college after filling their brains with pcism/diversity and a sense of entitlement instead of a work ethic.
The sense of entitlement versus a work ethic drives our younger relatives bonkers as the managers/ supervisors of these 'Entitled ones'.
So many of the independents spend their lives avoiding really looking at what the political parties represent. So they vote for 0b0z0 out of White Guilt and hoping for change. They got the change and little hope. They never listened to the socialism and redistribution of their wealth that 0b0z0 was promising his diversity driven voters.
I wonder if Democrats will pass “civil rights legislation” forbidding employment discrimination for political views?
Nothing surprises me anymore.
You beat me to the same conclusion.
The Democrats/liberals I know are more likely to exhaust their unemployment benefits before even attempting to find work.
The Conservatives I know immediately seek employment before even attempting to file for unemployment.
Those Democrats should go back and finish grade school, then they might have a shot at working flipping burgers.
Another factor is the rapid unemployment of city, county and state employees. Many states are at the edge of the bankruptcy precipice, and they have been slicing off the newer union thugs working for them.
The State Worker: Budget forecast shows things could go from bad to worse
SacBee: State Worker ^ | 11/19/9 | Jon Ortiz
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:45:19 AM by SmithL
More grim news Wednesday for state workers: California’s general fund faces a $21 billion deficit through the middle of 2011. The red ink could flow for years to come, according to a forecast by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.
The state’s 200,000 or so workers, already taking a 15 percent pay hit from three furlough days per month, knew this was coming. What does the state’s rotten financial picture mean to them?
Real job cuts. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger already has ordered 7,000 jobs eliminated from the deficit-ridden general fund. And as this column reported a few months ago, the administration has run scenarios cutting another 5,000.
Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Rachel Arrezola said Wednesday that it’s “likely” that the governor will look at employee compensation expenses as part of a wide range of cuts for the 2010-11 budget.
Fewer transfer options. In the past, a state worker facing layoff could figure on sliding into an open position safe from budget whacking. But the state’s finances have been so bad for so long that many departments swept out their vacant slots and have tightened hiring.
As a small business owner, I see the storm on the horizon. Almost daily, someone asks if we’re hiring. But due to the increased costs of employees and not knowing if I’ll be able to pass these costs on to customers, I can’t afford to hire now.
But recently, after greeting an applicant with ‘How you doing?’, he replied, “Better than I deserve.”
Now, that guy is working, but he doesn’t have a ‘job’.
A few of us pay him for various tasks, but if this turns around we’ll probably be fighting to keep him permanently, if he doesn’t turn this process into his own business.
Democrats & Unaffiliateds More Likely To Be
- illegal aliens
- urban and rootless
- renting or leasing, and not owning
- uneducated or liberal-arts brainwashed
- female or minority
- substance abusers
- atheistic or anti-religious
- homosexuals and lesbians
- labor union members
Conservatives, whether they claim the name of Christ or not, tend to follow His ethics, as this is the basis of our value system.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”
28He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.
>> But recently, after greeting an applicant with How you doing?, he replied, Better than I deserve.
He’s clearly a Dave Ramsey listener (that’s a Ramsey response).
Rush may be the ideological leader of conservatism ... but Dave Ramsey is the living model of applied conservatism. Rush has the ideas right — but to emulate his life will send you in the wrong direction. Ramsey leads a life worth emulating.
I was just wondering the same thing.
I listen to Rush in the office.
Someone came in asking if we were hiring, and in the next breath, he ranted about how hateful, evil, etc, Rush was.
Wasn’t it apparent to him that if he felt that way, we couldn’t work together?
I have Democrats as employees but we don’t discuss politics.
It is nice that we have code phases isn’t it? Shhh!
That “challenge/response” is a pretty good code for the worldview of the person you’re talking to.
Dave Ramsey says that if the pizza delivery guy answers it “correctly”, you should tip him extra, because he’s working an extra job in order to be financially responsible,
and he’s not going to go blow it on a sixpack.
"If someone has more than me, THEY CHEATED! And it's NOT FAIR!"
My wife and I are going to see Dave live in Houston in January. I’ve read a couple of his books ... but am looking forward to the live show.
Live like no one else ...
I listen to Dave Ramsey whenever I get a chance.
“Live like no one else so that you can live like no one else.”
PSS I also bought a Hustler zero turn mower from a gentlemen who gave me the ‘Better than I deserve’ greeting. But he did give me a great deal and I paid cash.
The cure for Socialism is to keep as many Democrats as possible unemployed for as long as possible.
>> Democrats & Unaffiliateds More Likely To Be Unemployed Than Republicans
This is a lousy headline. “Dems & Unaff more likely than Republicans to be unemployed” makes sense ... ‘more likely to be unemployed than (to be) Republicans’ is probably not what they intended to say.
I have a friend who is looking for a job. Among his many skills is that he is an expert on environmental regulation. I was working on his resume and told him “we have to figure out a subtle way to indicate on this resume that you a conservative without you coming out and saying it.”
Our concern is that no company is going to want to hire some environmental nut who spends his time bugging everyone about whether they are recycling. On the other hand, lots of companies need someone competent who can lead them through the maze of environmental regulations.
Democrats, less likely to desire a job.
You forgot college professors and professional demonstrators.
Just shows that Republicans eat more sh*t.
I hope they suffer miserably.