Date: 5/7/2010 11:50:00 AM ( Admin )
That brings up a good question.. What does unemployed mean?.. Able to work but can't find a job? Able to work but aren't looking for a job. Able to work and have stopped looking for a job because there aren't any. Or Able to work but chose not to. .. |
I suspect the definition changes as the statistics need to be swayed one way or the other.
Date: 5/7/2010 12:00:00 PM
From Authorid: 10245
Unemployment rate simply means this: How many Americans are currently collecting unemployment benefits? The end.|
Welfare recipients are not included. Those who have expired unemployment benefits aren't included. Those who have never worked are not included. People who never qualified for unemployment are not included. Anyone on disability is not included. Anyone on an extended worker's comp claim is not included.
I've always held that we should be looking at the EMPLOYMENT rate to get a better understanding of the true picture.
|Date: 5/7/2010 4:17:00 PM From Authorid: 22852 @}~~ I agree with Mercury. I am not employed but I don't count because I am not on unemployment, I am one of those that are out of work due to workmans comp and haven't been paid over a year and a half now. The Census workers are the reason for so many "new" jobs.|
Date: 5/8/2010 9:21:00 AM
From Authorid: 51876
What Mercury said, is truth.|
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