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Optimistic unemployment numbers mean little for "gainful" employment

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Optimistic unemployment numbers mean little for "gainful" employment

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:39 am

There are a great number of working young people in this country that although they retain some form of employment, they do not bring home enough money to pay all of their living expenses, not to mention have anything left over to save for their retirement. The numbers of people who are "under" employed are rarely taken into account when mentioned on the political pulpit, or in the corporate dominated media.

When this kind of data is compiled, they almost never factor in such variables as scale of pay versus living expenses for a given region. This is a significant factor since it is estimated by the United States Department of Labor that although the much touted unemployment rate as of January 2012 is at 8.5%, there are factors such as a mien salary base, where although an individual is employed, they do not make enough money to pay their weekly, monthly or yearly living expenses. This is a prevalent situation in a vast expanse of young workers in the United States. Do to their short work histories, which translates into a lack of experience, and often a lack of on the job problem solving skills, employers often base the salary of younger workers below that of what is necessary in a given region to pay for housing, fuel, electricity, medical coverage, food, clothing, personal hygiene products and a nominal amount for "incidentals"


http://www.examiner.com/peace-and-freedom-party-in-watertown/optimistic-unemployment-numbers-mean-little-for-gainful-employment

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Re: Optimistic unemployment numbers mean little for "gainful" employment

Post by Hunterforjobs on Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:42 pm

Whose holding out for "gainful" employment. Those days are gone I imagine. I'll be happy just to be employed.

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