Sunday, November 9, 2014

Unemployment

We need to change the way unemployment is reported in this country. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. This is an issue of the people not getting the truth from the government. The number of people out of work must include the people who cannot get jobs, not just the people who are still getting unemployment checks. The way the calculations are made and reported is deceptive. Our unemployment rate is going down each month and the number of people without jobs is increasing each month. The number of people entering poverty is increasing each month.

I will repeat. This is not an issue that is the fault of a political party, but a deception perpetrated by Washington DC to fool all of us. News media highlights each week, usually on Thursday the number of new jobs created and the unemployment figure. The do not tell you the number of people that lost their jobs, which I think is equally important. They do not tell us the number of people who moved from full time to part time. They do not tell you how many people are out of the work force, because they cannot find a job.

We have people on long term sick leave to have income because they cannot find a job. It is a scam people are forced into to survive.

People are not happy. Goods and services prices are increasing and they tell us there is no inflation. This is another government statistic that has been manipulated to fool us into complacency. I will tackle inflation in a different post.

Not many people are happy with our economy. Right now I only want to say the government is not telling us the complete truth and I think the labor statistic calculations need to change to give a better reflection of what is going on in the country.

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