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  • June Full-Time Jobs Plunge By Over Half A Million, Part-Time Jobs Surge By 800K, Most Since 1993

    07/03/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 3, 2014
    Is this the reason for the blowout, on the surface, payroll number? In June the BLS reports that the number of full-time jobs tumbled by 523K to 118.2 million while part-time jobs soared by 799K to over 28 million! Looking at the breakdown of full and part-time jobs so far in 2014, we find that 926K full-time jobs were added to the US economy. The offset: 646K part-time jobs. Something tells us that the fact that the BLS just reported June part-time jobs rose by just shy of 800,000 the biggest monthly jump since 1993, will hardly get much airplay...
  • Fry Cook Shifted to Part-Time Work Confronts Obama

    02/04/2014 10:18:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 83 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | February 4, 2014 11:45 AM | By Andrew Johnson
    During a Google Hangout session on Friday, fry cook Darnell Summers told President Obama that his hours were cut due to the Affordable Care Act. “We were broken down to part time to avoid paying health insurance,” he said. Summers explained that he makes $7.25 an hour and has been on strike four times seeking a wage increase. “We can’t survive, it’s not livin’,” he said. The president responded by urging states to increase the minimum wage. “I am working to encourage states, governors, mayors, state legislators to raise their own minimum wage,” Obama said. “Obviously, the way to reach...
  • Full-Time vs. Part-Time Workers [chart]

    12/19/2013 10:28:27 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 34 replies
    Does anyone else find this chart shocking?Here’s the source. I was looking up the proportion of part-time versus full-time workers to see if the passage of ObamaCare had any noticeable impact.(Note: Be sure to look carefully at the left and right axes. It’s not that the whole composition of the workforce has flipped.)I don’t think you can pin the blame on ObamaCare in isolation (it passed in March 2010), but the so-called Great Recession has been qualitatively worse than the dot-com bust. My short explanation is that the combination of economic turmoil and “regime uncertainty” in general (not just ObamaCare)...
  • Health Law Requirements Squeeze Some Part Time Workers

    10/30/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | October 30, 2013 | By Kelly April Tyrrell, Philadlephia Inquirer
    Some school districts and state and local governments are limiting part-time workers’ hours or letting them go to comply with the Affordable Care Act. And it’s not all political. This month in Delaware, which has embraced the health law, officials decided to limit all casual and seasonal employees, including substitute teachers, to fewer than 30 hours a week to save on health insurance. About 376 workers from education, corrections, and homeland security agencies could be affected. In Pennsylvania, at least 10 school districts have slashed hours or outsourced their workers, including bus drivers, food service workers, and instructional aides. In...
  • Analysis: Little evidence yet that Obamacare costing full-time jobs (say WH advisers)

    10/22/2013 8:37:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:29pm EDT | Jason Lange
    There is little evidence that employers are sacrificing full-time jobs by hiring more part-timers or reducing existing employee hours because of the costs of providing health coverage under Obamacare. … “We are not seeing any effect in the data,” Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told Reuters Insider. Part of the reason may be the White House’s decision to delay the beginning of Obamacare’s so-called “employer mandate” until January 2015. Under the mandate, which was previously due to take effect in January 2014, firms with more than 50 employees must provide reasonable healthcare insurance to...
  • How Obamacare Will Shrink the Labor Supply (freeloaders jazzed)

    10/14/2013 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/14/13 | Veronique de Rugy
    Under the Affordable Care Act, someone making less than 138 percent of the poverty line qualifies for Medicaid, and someone between 138 and 400 percent of the poverty line is qualified to receive a federal tax subsidy for health insurance bought on a government exchange. But here is the problem: premiums will rise for millions of Americans because of requirements that policies provide certain benefits that they didn’t offer before. This means plenty of people will now have a pricier plan, and no way to defray the cost. My colleague Chuck Blahous sends me this piece from SFGate that gives...
  • US employers slashing worker hours to avoid Obamacare insurance mandate

    10/01/2013 3:05:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/1/2013 | Karen McVeigh
    Avita Samuels has worked at the Mall of America in Minneapolis for the last four years, juggling a sales job with her studies in political science and law at the University of Minnesota. The 24-year-old has been the top sales associate for the last three years and works between 29 and 35 hours a week. But over the past few months, she said, she has watched as friends working in stores around her have their hours and benefits slashed – and she's worried that she will be next. Forever 21, the clothing store, told staff last month in a memo...
  • Wow: List of Over 300 Employers who have Cut Hours to Avoid Obamacare Tax

    09/28/2013 2:46:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://youngcons.com ^ | september 28, 2013 | David Rufful
    tate Employer Action Jobs with fewer hours, if specified Date of Action or Report Alabama Houston County Public Cut hours of part-time employees to fewer than 30 per week Sep-13 California Biola University Private Cut student work hours to a maximum of 25 per week; suspended limit due to employer mandate delay Sep-13 Florida Bealls Inc. (Department Stores) Private Restricted part-time hours to fewer than 30 per week Sep-13 Florida SeaWorld Entertainment Private Cut hours for part-time workers from a maximum of 32 to 28 per week Sep-13
  • Reuters: Obamacare Is Destroying Economy & Creating Nation of Part-Time Workers

    08/20/2013 11:33:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama wanted to fundamentally change America. He is. The Obamacare law is already destroying full-time jobs in America. Democrats rammed through a law that will destroy at least 2 percent of all full-time jobs in America. We are already seeing jobs disappear. Even Reuters can’t hide the truth any longer: U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid. Faltering economic growth at home and abroad and concern that President Barack Obama’s signature health...
  • 40 Percent Of U.S. Workers Make Less Than What A Full-Time Minimum Wage Worker Made In 1968

    08/05/2013 1:06:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TEC ^ | 08/05/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Are American workers paid enough? That is a topic that is endlessly debated all across this great land of ours. Unfortunately, what pretty much everyone can agree on is that American workers are not making as much as they used to after you account for inflation. Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the United States was $1.60 an hour. That sounds very small, but after you account for inflation a very different picture emerges. Using the inflation calculator that the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides, $1.60 in 1968 is equivalent to $10.74 today. And of course the official government...
  • Obama economy: Part-time jobs swamp full-time jobs

    08/05/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    House Republicans have crunched the numbers and say that since President Obama took office, the economy has added seven times more part-time jobs than it has created full-time jobs. Since January 2009 the country has added a net total of 270,000 full-time jobs, but it has added 1.9 million part-time jobs, according to the House Ways and Means Committee.
  • Part-time jobs account for 97% of 2013 job growth

    08/05/2013 7:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Being on vacation last week meant that I missed the jobs report for July, which turned out to be as unremarkable as most of those in the four-plus years of the so-called economic recovery. The media reports I did catch while on the cruise focused mainly on the fact that the jobs added in July missed the expectations of analysts, and not on the fact that adding only 162,000 jobs meant another extension of stagnation, as the US economy needs ~150,000 jobs added each month just to tread water, thanks to population growth. That’s not even a decent maintenance number,...
  • New jobs disproportionately low-pay or part-time

    08/05/2013 8:02:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 8/4/13 | Paul Wiseman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate number of the added jobs were part-time or low-paying — or both. Part-time work accounted for more than 65 percent of the positions employers added in July. Low-paying retailers, restaurants and bars supplied more than half July's job gain. "You're getting jobs added, but they might not be the best-quality job," says John Canally, an economist with LPL Financial in Boston. So far this year, low-paying industries have provided 61 percent of the nation's job growth,...
  • Full-Time Employment Down Over 5 Million Since 2007

    08/05/2013 8:14:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    PEW Social Trends research shows a Record 21.6 Million Young Adults Live in Their Parents’ Home Here are some clips from the fascinating PEW study. In 2012, 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31 the so-called Millennial generation—were living in their parents’ home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. This is the highest share in at least four decades and represents a slow but steady increase over the 32% of their same-aged counterparts who were living at home prior to the Great Recession in 2007 and the 34% doing so...
  • New jobs disproportionately low-pay or part-time

    08/03/2013 7:14:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 3, 2013 4:20 PM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate number of the added jobs were part-time or low-paying—or both. Part-time work accounted for more than 65 percent of the positions employers added in July. Low-paying retailers, restaurants and bars supplied more than half July’s job gain. … Analysts say some employers are offering part-time over full-time work to sidestep the new health care law’s rule that they provide medical coverage for permanent workers. (The Obama administration has delayed that provision for a year.) …
  • Obamacare Killing Full-time Jobs Growth (81% Of Jobs Since March Were Part-time)

    08/02/2013 3:45:24 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 14 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/02/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, July nonfarm payrolls (NFP) rose 162,000. Expectations were for 185,000 – a big swing and a miss. Junes’s NFP was revised lower to 188,000. The unemployment rate fell from 7.5% to 7.4%. The rate dropped because the civilian labor force declined by 37,000 … from 155,835 to 155,798. unemploymentrate080213 U6 unemployment, full-time and part-time unemployment rate, also fell slightly to 14%. u6un080213 Not in labor force increase by 240,000. notinfaborfore Labor force participation rate fell from 63.5% to 63.4%. lfp080213 And there are still greater than 11.5 million unemployed. unemployed080213 US Average Hourly...
  • Obamacare Full Frontal: Of 953,000 Jobs Created In 2013, 77%, Or 731,000 Are Part-Time

    08/02/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/02/2013 | Tyler Durden
    When the payroll report was released last month, the world finally noticed what we had been saying for nearly three years: that the US was slowly being converted to a part-time worker society. This slow conversion accelerated drastically in the last few months, and especially in June, when part time jobs exploded higher by 360K while full time jobs dropped by 240K. In July we are sad to report that America's conversation to a part-time worker society is not "tapering": according to the Household Survey, of the 266K jobs created (note this number differs from the establishment survey), only...
  • Stinking Jobs Report: 11.5 Million Still Unemployed, Part-time Jobs 77% of Jobs Created in 2013

    08/02/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/02/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, July nonfarm payrolls (NFP) rose 162,000. Expectations were for 185,000 – a big swing and a miss. Junes’s NFP was revised lower to 188,000. The unemployment rate fell from 7.5% to 7.4%. The rate dropped because the civilian labor force declined by 37,000 from 155,835 to 155,798. The rate dropped because the civilian labor force declined by 37,000 from 155,835 to 155,798. unemploymentrate080213 U6 unemployment, full-time and part-time unemployment rate, also fell slightly to 14%. u6un080213 Labor force participation rate fell from 63.5% to 63.4%. lfp080213 And there are still greater than 11.5...
  • America: From a nation of steelworkers to a nation of Wal-Mart greeters

    07/16/2013 12:03:59 PM PDT · by KevinWhiteman · 85 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | TK Whiteman
    "Fundamentally transform America..." - Barack ObamaDespite certain spin doctors in Washington, D.C. touting a drop in the number of those the Federal government qualifies as unemployed, the harsh reality is that the number of Americans with part-time or temporary jobs are at historic record highs. If the American people thought things couldn't get any worse, the top employer in the nation is the big-box discount store Wal-Mart.
  • Recovery woes: America's second-largest employer is a temp agency

    07/08/2013 12:20:32 PM PDT · by thouworm · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8, 2013 | ASHE SCHOW
    Behind Wal-Mart, the second-largest employer in America is Kelly Services, a temporary work provider.... It's a sad state of affairs for our country. While part-time and temp jobs reached highs last month, full-time jobs decreased by another 240,000. The recovery, or lack thereof, is being fueled by a shift from full-time to part-time work.
  • Retailers Slash Work Hours Rapidly Ahead Of ObamaCare

    05/07/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 43 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/3/2013 | Jed Graham
    Retailers are cutting worker hours at a rate not seen in more than three decades — a sudden shift that can only be explained by the onset of ObamaCare's employer mandates. Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/economy/050313-654674-retail-workweek-3-year-low-on-obamacare.htm#ixzz2Sd5AKiY6 Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • Obamacare Affects Part-Time Employment Yet Again

    05/04/2013 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    At a business level, the penalty for not offering a qualified healthcare plan is $2,000 per person, for companies that have more than 30 full-time employees.  As I have discussed before, Obamacare is behind the surge in part-time employment as corporations have been cutting hours worked and hiring more part-time workers to make up the difference. Part-time employment rose this month by a whopping 441,000 as private average weekly hours fell 0.2 to 34.4 hours and average weekly earnings fell from $824.52 to $821.13 due to fewer hours worked. For details see Jobs +165,000, Part-Time Employment +441,000; Unemployment Rate 7.5%;...
  • Obamacare Will "Boost Number Of Jobs Higher Because Of More Part-Time Jobs"

    05/04/2013 3:48:39 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 20 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 5-3-2013
    Former Biden economic adviser Jared Bernstein says that Obamacare may create more part-time jobs than full-time jobs: "...... Now, it is true that down the road, there will be incentives in the health care law where some firms may decide they'd rather create part time jobs instead of full time jobs -- we'll have to see. But by the way, just in terms of raw job counts, that could actually boost the number of jobs higher because you'd have more part-time jobs. None of these factors are playing out in these data yet, ......."
  • Obama to Defense Contractors: Break Law on Layoffs and We'll Pay Fines

    10/10/2012 1:57:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Following the surprise drop in the unemployment rate last Friday, I have seen many conspiracy charges leveled against the BLS. I do not believe any of the conspiracy charges. Had Obama instructed the BLS to juice the numbers, someone in the BLS would surely be yapping. They are not all Democrats. Many were hired under President Bush. Is Obamacare Responsible for Surge in Part-Time Jobs? Some stated the 582,000 surge in part-time workers was a seasonal thing based on teachers going back to work. I do not buy that explanation either because the surge in part-time workers and the decline...
  • If all you need is a part time job to survive, vote Obama 2012

    10/06/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 6, 2012 | Bryan Jacoutot
    The consensus from the far left following this morning’s release of September jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics can be described as nothing short of elation. According to the BLS, unemployment sharply dropped from 8.1% to 7.8%. This marks the first time unemployment rate has been below 8% since the day Barack Obama was sworn into office. In fact, it is currently at exactly the same level it was in January of 2009. A closer look at the statistics reveals an America developing under President Obama that isn’t exactly “built to last.” First we start with the easy...
  • Reason UE Plunged: Part-Time Jobs For Economic Reasons Surge Most Since QE1 Announcement

    10/05/2012 11:45:46 AM PDT · by Abiotic · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-05-2012 | Tyler Durden
    We already noted the absolutely stunning surge in reported Household Survey jobs which "added" 873,000 jobs, or the most since 2003 and the second most in the past decade, which was just a little bit off the Household Survey used in the monthly NFP jobs changes, which came at 114,000, or about 8 times less. But what was the reason for this epic jump in Household survey jobs? Simple, and those who have read our series on America's transition to a part-time worker society know the answer. The reason is that the number of part-time people employed for economic reasons...
  • Fact Check: Suspicion Falls on Labor Secretary Solis as She Misleads on Jobs Numbers

    10/05/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT · by Justaham · 103 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Suspicion about the federal government's September jobs report has fallen on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who appeared on CNBC this morning and defended the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), claiming--falsely--that upward revisions of 86,000 jobs were from the private sector. In fact, the new number is entirely accounted for by upwards revisions to state and federal government payrolls. The BLS reported that while only 114,000 jobs were created in September--which would have translated into a rise in unemployment from 8.1% to 8.2%--the unemployment rate fell dramatically to 7.8%. That unusual drop is the fastest in nearly...
  • Is America Becoming The Land Of The Part-Time Job?

    04/08/2011 8:26:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 04/08/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Do you need a good job? If so, there are millions of other Americans that are just like you. Unfortunately, most of the jobs that are available in America today are either part-time jobs, temp jobs or are "independent contractor" jobs. The "full-time job with benefits" is a dying breed. There are so many desperate unemployed workers in America today that companies don't have to roll out the red carpet anymore. Instead, they can just hire a horde of inexpensive part-timers and temps that they don't have to give any benefits to. But isn't the employment situation supposed to be...