Initial claims April 2, 2015, Running out of employees to lay off, Over 12 million and 8 million white more not in labor force under Obama, 1 percent white gains, 23 percent hispanic gains, Mostly part time low paying jobs
“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton
“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″
The US Labor Dept. BLS reports a drop in initial claims.
There is no one left to lay off.
During Obama’s tenure, there were over 12 million more Americans not in the labor force and over 8 million fewer whites.
Of the mostly part time lower wage jobs added whites gained only 1 percent compared to almost 23 percent for Hispanics.
We have not even caught up with jobs lost during Obama’s 6 years, especially when you factor in the folks aging in to the labor force.
It is important to note that initial claims do not include everyone.
From Citizen News April 2, 2015.
From the US Labor Department BLS.
“What do the unemployment insurance (UI) figures measure?
“While the UI claims data provide useful information, they are not used to measure total unemployment because they exclude several important groups. To begin with, not all workers are covered by UI programs. For example, self-employed workers, unpaid family workers, workers in certain not-for-profit organizations, and several other small (primarily seasonal) worker categories are not covered.
In addition, the insured unemployed exclude the following:
- Unemployed workers who have exhausted their benefits.
- Unemployed workers who have not yet earned benefit rights (such as new entrants or reentrants to the labor force).
- Disqualified workers whose unemployment is considered to have resulted from their own actions rather than from economic conditions; for example, a worker fired for misconduct on the job.
- Otherwise eligible unemployed persons who do not file for benefits.
Because of these and other limitations, statistics on insured unemployment cannot be used as a measure of total unemployment in the United States. Indeed, over the past decade, only about one-third of the total unemployed, on average, received regular UI benefits.”
From January 24, 2009 of the initial claims history there was a covered employment of 133,886,830.
The latest number is 133,397,155.