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To: 9YearLurker

Are you asking if part-time work makes these numbers look a lot better than they should.

You bet I do.

That coupled with the “discouraged worker” sleight-of-hand are what’s being used to keep the UE rate far lower than it should be.

And, I’ll bet there’s a problem with holdback, lost numbers, and hidden numbers, too.


49 posted on 10/05/2012 7:22:32 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

The number of people working part-time who want to work full-time didn’t surge like that last month—or any month.

They had to go back and majorly revise the two months before that even to ramp up to such a ridiculous number.

Look at this poll (lower right-hand corner), people aren’t buying it:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-jobless-rate-falls-7-123110416.html


51 posted on 10/05/2012 7:25:39 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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