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Another Month, A Little More Employment August 7, 2015

Posted by geoff in News.

The BLS just came out with the Employment Situation Report for the month of July. I don’t pay much attention to the Establishment Survey, because the BLS tweaks those quite a bit, and doesn’t distinguish between full- and part-time work. So as usual, I rely on the Household Survey, which gives us the now-standard chart of full-time employment over civilian non-institutional population:


Not too bad, but that little uptick this month is due mostly to male teens finding jobs. It does appear that the recovery pace for the past two years has been quite a bit faster than the years before, so it will only take us 4 or 5 years to get to where we were before the recession hit.

Unless we have another recession by then.


1. Sobek - August 7, 2015

Point: I love seeing evidence that democrats suck.

Counterpoint: that chart represents real human suffering and misery. And unfortunately, the idiots responsible never feel the pain personally.

2. lauraw - August 7, 2015

I see no evidence that this president actually wants lots of people employed full time. I see no evidence that he wants people to be able to maintain their financial independence, never mind become wealthy.

He says one thing, but when he acts, all his policies directly contribute to kneecapping the self-sufficient and building up the ranks of idle dependency.

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