Friday, June 4, 2010
Unemployment Rate Drops Thanks to Census Jobs
"The unemployment rate fell from 9.9 to 9.7 percent, as thousands of people exited the labor pool"... Heh....
Of course, it has also been reported that the Census Department is hiring employees to work just several hours a month, which allows them to hire more people and subsequently, gives the Obama administration the opportunity to say that more jobs are being created. Whether these reports are true or not, I do not know, but this is what many census employees are saying. In fact, many of them have said that they've been fired and rehired a number of times - which raises the following question: When the Government fires and employee and hires someone else to take his place, is it then able to boast that 2 jobs were created, when, in fact, only one was created? Many believe this is the case, although I've yet to confirm whether this is true or not.
In any case, there reportedly is an overabundance of census employees who are working very few hours per month. However, as long as the administration can say the economy is rebounding, it seems it's perfectly okay to tamper with the numbers in this way.
Politics, after all, is a game, and Obama is well within his rights, as a Chicago-style pol, to game the system to his advantage....
Posted by Darrin at 6/04/2010