Rules are necessary
I have heard so many differing employment statistics that I went to the mats.
Unemployed means the number of people who signed up this month.
Out of work is the number on welfare last month.
Those whose entitlements have expired are not counted but are not working.
I love the August figures. Kids quit their summer jobs and return to school. McDonalds hires new part timers. This is called a job gain.
All of the people who were laid off in the auto industry and called back are job gains.
I think it is time to make some rules so that all of the stats are the same.
If you are not working You are unemployed PERIOD.
If your are hired into a 40 hour week job You are a job gain.
Part time does not qualify as a job gain. You could be a part time lawn person and next week a part time pool person and next week a bartender and next week dishwasher. In todays stats that would be a gain of four jobs that month based on one person.
How would you make changes that would acurately reflect the employment statistics in the United States.
I want it to be apples to apples for both parties. One stat.