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    Default USA: Underemployment Hits 20% in Mid-March, Personal Income Dropping in 42 States

    Underemployment Hits 20% in Mid-March


    Gallup classifies Americans as underemployed if they are unemployed or working part-time but wanting full-time work. On March 15, Gallup's unemployment rate was 10.3% -- essentially the same as the 10.4% of March 1, but down from 10.8% in mid-February. However, this decline in the percentage of unemployed Americans was more than offset over the past 30 days by an increase in the percentage of those working part-time but wanting full-time work, from 9.0% in mid-February to 9.7% in mid-March. (More at link)
    Personal Income Drops Across the Country - WSJ.com

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    There just isn't enough work to go around anymore. We're too effing productive. I have a feeling we're in for a fundamental overhaul of the system soon. Considering a century ago it took half our population to feed us, and now it only takes 5%.. you can't base an entire economy on superfluities and expect the unemployment rate to be low.
    "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."
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