Friday, August 02, 2013

About That So-Called "Recovery" From Today's Unemployment Report

Today's unemployment report, touted by the lapdog media as a sign of how our economy is recovering, is as much of a lie as everything this Regime says about the IRS or Benghazi "phony scandals.

Zero Hedge has all the facts the lapdogs aren't reporting.

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 35% of jobs, or 92K, were full time. The rest were... not.

What is worse, however, is when one looks at job creation broken down by "quality" in all of 2013. The chart below does the bottom line some justice:

But what really shows what is going on in America at least in 2013, is the following summary: of the 953K jobs "created" so far in 2013, only 23%, or 222K, were full-time. Part-time jobs? 731K of the 953K total.

Why is it mostly part-time jobs, you ask?

Obamacare. Because part-time workers are exempt from Obamacare.

So, forget the repeated mantra about the recovery.  That's like having a broken arm and telling yourself "it's just a flesh wound."

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