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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Jobs Bill 2010

Two more Census workers blow the whistle - NYPOST.com:
"Each month Census gives Labor a figure on the number of workers it has hired.
That figure goes into the closely followed monthly employment report Labor provides. For the past two months the hiring by Census has made up a good
portion of the new jobs.
Labor doesn't check the Census hiring figure or whether the jobs are actually new or recycled. It considers a new job to have been created if someone is hired to work at least one hour a month"
Yeah -- boy this explains a lot!!

So the Census bureau - which said it was going to hire a ton of people - even if for only temporary jobs - has been hiring, and then firing people ... the same people ... over & over ... in order to 'pad' their numbers.

this means that everytime someone is fired and rehired - its at least two 'new' hires. And by the sounds of it, there isn't even a time span required between rehires .... so technically one person can count as 4 hires a month (that is acct for 3 days of training/1 day of work time).

So why aren't the fire/rehires showing up in the UNemployment numbers?

because you have to work a certain amount of time at a job before you qualify to recieve unemployment from it ... an yes, your former employer still pays for it even though you are gone (learned this when the daycare fired a woman and she filed for unemployment on grounds of wrongful termination) ....

but this helps to 'pad' those numbers.

if they had the same or simular rules for unemployment that they do for employment, the economic news would be soooooooo different.

They don't have to report when workers hours get cut (some as much as 2/3) ... they don't have to say whether these jobs were cut because they didn't need the workers as much or if they wanted to pad hire numbers ... they don't have to report when PT workers are let go ... they don't have to report when wages are frozen or cut ...

so remember all this when you here that the 'economy' is bouncing back because so many jobs have been 'created' ....

They've been CREATED all right!!!!

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