These Job Numbers are Rotten

Real Clear Politics: Census Worker Claims Job Numbers Are Being Inflated

As if it’s not bad enough that more than 90% of the jobs created this month are outside the private sector, it looks like even the public-sector jobs might not be real:

“What they do is hire you, they train you like a few weeks — 35, 40 hours of training and give you six hours of productive work and lay you off.” a former Census named “Maria” tells FOX News. “Maria” further explains they rehire you so it counts as a new job.

It would have been bad enough because the census jobs are just seasonal (I worked one of those back in 2000), but now we’re counting public sector, seasonal jobs that never even existed.  I didn’t know you could get much lower than “saved or created”, but the Obama administration found a way.

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  1. Human Resources says:

    How many employees are counting the people, that are counting people?

  2. Dan Pangburn says:

    The only relevant meaning that can be realized from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s assessment of new job numbers is what it portends for the prosperity of the country. About a fourth of what a private sector employee earns goes for taxes while all of a public sector employee’s wages and benefits come from taxes. Thus, from a deficit standpoint, an added private sector employee adds a job to the new jobs number but an added public sector employee costs government about four times as much as a private sector employee adds.

    Thus the correct measure for determining new job numbers as it relates to prosperity of the country should be the number of new jobs added to the private sector minus four times the number of new public sector jobs. Based on this, the government report of 431,000 new jobs of which 41,000 were private sector is equivalent to over 1.5 million private sector jobs lost since that is the effect on the prosperity of the country.

  3. Robert Wallace says:

    Human Resources-

    LOL!

    Dan Pangburn-

    “Thus the correct measure for determining new job numbers as it relates to prosperity of the country should be the number of new jobs added to the private sector minus four times the number of new public sector jobs. Based on this, the government report of 431,000 new jobs of which 41,000 were private sector is equivalent to over 1.5 million private sector jobs lost since that is the effect on the prosperity of the country.”

    I really, really like that analysis.

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