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US Somehow Adds 691K Full-Time Jobs In September

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The last time we caught the BLS systematically making up data, specifically as pertains to the NFP-parallel JOLTS survey, the result was truly epic: a one time adjustment in which the Bureau did everything it could to, in one month, plug the gap we had highlighted, resulting in the most skewed (and hilarious) data series we had every observed.

This time around, the BLS has once again outdone itself, focusing however not on the JOLTS survey, but on the one aspect of the labor force that has dominated public attention: the impact of Obamacare on the distribution of jobs by full-time vs part-time. As is well-known, and as we have been reporting for the past three or so years but becoming particularly acute in the last 3 months, virtually all job gains reported by the BLS had come in the ranks of the part-time workers, and to the detriment of full-time jobs. This resulted in substantial criticism of Obama, and the impact Obamacare has on jobs.

Well, some time in the past month and a half, the Obama administration called up the BLS and told them to remedy this.

Sure enough, while the September Establishment Survey was a disappointing +148K, far below expectations, it was the Household Survey where the fun was.On the top line, the gain in jobs was comparable to the Establishment number: a timid 133K.

However, looking at the breakdown between Full-Time and Part-Time jobs reveals something simply hilarious. The chart below summarizes it.

In brief: according to the BLS' magic calculations, in one month, the month during which the so-called uncertainly surrounding the government shutdown hit its peak (if one listens to CEO apologists), the US work force saw the rotation of some 594K part-time workers into a whopping 691K full-time jobs, in addition to adding over 100K net new jobs in the month.

And like that, the mouths of all those who criticize Obamacare have been shit for good, all courtesy of Arima X 12 and a few goalseeked tweaks in Excel.


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Tue, 10/22/2013 - 08:58 | 4079029 FreeBull
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Pure Bull

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:01 | 4079041 GetZeeGold
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Not sure we care for your inference Amigo.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:09 | 4079079 krispkritter
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They're answering the Help Line for "Zhank for callink. dis Peggy..." 

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:13 | 4079087 flacon
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Ehhh Sexy 'Bama!

Oppan Soviet Style!


Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:14 | 4079099 bania
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Full time dreamers.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:33 | 4079156 poorjoel
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LOL - algos dont care about the real world.  All that matters is the print - its the "New Economy."


If you are fed up with whats happening with the government - it all stems from one major thing: the government's control of our money.  We have placed in our government the ability to control the money supply and dish out new money to whomever they please (usually their cronies and the banks) and to spend and create that money in infinite amounts to SUPPRESS we, the People.

To break this system we have to bring back real money and thus limit government control over money and our lives.  We can break the system by overwhelming the physical markets and give a no-vote to their control over money - they key is the small silver market.

Join the Silver Pledge - an effort to change the system by having investors join up and buy physical silver - together we can break this market and take back our government.

You can read more here:

If you dont like it dont sign up - but for people who are sick of sitting and doing nothing at least lets work together to BREAK this silver market

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 15:38 | 4080466 lasvegaspersona
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At what point does silver touch the monetary system?

No central bank owns any (they have gold not silver).

No country uses silver (since China quit in 1945).

Silver's industrial use depends upon a growing economy. Is this how you will get increased demand?

The silver community is a very risky place to live.

I'll have gold please.


Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:12 | 4079091 kralizec
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Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:02 | 4079045 PartysOver
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I guess the politically correct way to say it is "Anal Extraction Number".  Since a little nicer than the other way os saying it.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:08 | 4079068 John Bigboote
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Epic farce.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:21 | 4079315 t0mmyBerg
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John Bigbootay, it is worse than that.  This continues the deterioration of the reliability of the public sphere, now degraded past the point of any usefulness whatsoever.  The result should be the death of anyone who ordered or complied with orders to change the data for political purposes.  This IS the kind of shit that happens in societies ruled through the control of propaganda, whether that is the big old bad boys such as wartime Germany and the Soviets or tinpot dictatorships in the jungle. 

But the problem ultimately lies in the takeover of education by radicals.  Justice O'Connor said it well recently when she warned that a democratic republic is going to have problems when the level of ignorance of the general population reaches epic levels, or said conversely, when the level of general knowledge about even the most basic facts and precepts about how such a polity functions falss well below some critical threshold, as has now happened to ours.

To return to the Buckaroo Banzai theme, we needed a John Parker but what we got was a John Wharfen, though in the body of a black lectroid from planet ten.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:17 | 4079105 Nothing but the...
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More government lies - they are now officially confirmed as pathological liars.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:36 | 4079167 DYS
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Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:13 | 4079502 doctor10
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and so why DO we need a BLS? Anybody?

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 08:59 | 4079031 TeamDepends
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The emperors clothes are naked!

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:06 | 4079471 StychoKiller
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Don't you get it?  The Obamatron hired top men to program!  An infinite number of monkeys, Shakespeare, yadda, yadda!

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:00 | 4079033 VD
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QE clearly works [to keep indices up, BLS lying away and no semblance of legitimacy in the econ].


fuck this nonsense: time to make moar $ and BTFATH!

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:01 | 4079034 LawsofPhysics
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Control the language and the message and you control the sheeple...

same as it ever was...

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 13:43 | 4079987 SDShack
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Yep, everyone now knows just what a shitter the economy really is.... nothing but lies means one thing and only one thng...."When it's serious, you have to lie."

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:01 | 4079042 SheepDog-One
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Total lies....and the whole country just puts up with it like a battered housewife.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:54 | 4079228 Bro of the Sorr...
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a battered housewife knows the source of her agony, whereas the american people are at best vaguley cognizant, at worst completely unaware.


99% of americans can't even correctly identify The Bernank on a map.


Tue, 10/22/2013 - 13:43 | 4079976 SDShack
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It won't change as long as people have food on the table. Eliminate that and revolutions begin.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:02 | 4079043 youngman
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You know that came directly from the White House....."change that number"

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:10 | 4079083 GetZeeGold
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Stroke of a of the land. Kinda cool!

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:23 | 4079117 WOAR
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So let it be written, so let it be done!

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:47 | 4079628 SokPOTUS
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A Klintoon Administration reference....nice.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:03 | 4079050 fonzannoon
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" Interest rates are back down to where maybe housing will be re-ignited"

Jim Cramer (stupid face/shrugging)

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:06 | 4079064 29.5 hours
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With so many new full-time workers, there is absolutely no objective barrier to a renewed and completely healthy housing market.

Maybe I should buy a house before all those other people contribute to a price rise...

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:47 | 4079402 Meat Hammer
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Well, I mean, there's never been a better time to buy a house, you know?

/sarc for those special people out there.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:09 | 4079076 Cursive
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Who is more to blame?  The culprit or the enablers?  I don't think there is a right answer, as surely as Stalin, Pol Pot, the Bushes and Obama are the bad actors, but surely these tyrants/murderers would not have control over us if we did not let them.  So it is with Cramer.  We, collectively, are the fools.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:28 | 4079139 fonzannoon
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Cursive I just think it will always be this way. There will be no organization on any scale that will right any of these wrongs. You just have to find your own way through and hopefully assemble a good group of people around you. It will be very difficult.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:52 | 4079215 Cursive
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Yes, it's human nature and it will always be this way.  There is no path to perfection for humans, and that should always be our warning - anytime social change is attempted at the state level, things go disasteriously wrong.  There are no safety nets.  This is life and any attempt to change Nature will be met with a fierce, cleansing response.  I'd rather fight little battles against the garden variety challenges of Nature, than hand-to-hand combat in the ghettos....

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:07 | 4079476 StychoKiller
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Who's gotta match?

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:04 | 4079052 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Lies are good.

Truth is scary.

Damn the torpedoes!

Damn it, Janet!

Pass the popcorn.



Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:04 | 4079053 Cursive
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Someone please explain to me the difference between Soviet Russia and Nanny State Amerika.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:12 | 4079088 Cursive
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Shame on you for cherry picking...but, I would like to pick of few of those cherries myself.  :D

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:15 | 4079103 Charles Nelson ...
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We got MacDonalds & Walmart, they didn't!




Tue, 10/22/2013 - 13:22 | 4079916 Fíréan
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They do have McDonalds in Russia. Just not enough to get on.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:19 | 4079104 Running On Bing...
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Nanny State is 'shit for good'.
Russia - evil communists with peculiar fascination with color red

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:18 | 4079109 Dr. Engali
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Judging by the average Walmart shopper I'd say about 120 pounds per citizen.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:48 | 4079631 SokPOTUS
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Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:05 | 4079055 Shizzmoney
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As is well-known, and as we have been reporting for the past three or so years but becoming particularly acute in the last 3 months, virtually all job gains reported by the BLS had come in the ranks of the part-time workers, and to the detriment of full-time jobs. This resulted in substantial criticism of Obama, and the impact Obamacare has on jobs.

Yet his economic council says 75% of jobs created this year are full time jobs.

However, yesterday Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted that 75% of the jobs he's seen have been PART-TIME.

Considering him and Ron Paul would be the only politicans I know of who would even mention the U-3 and the U-6 numbers....I'd go with their assertions and not some paid-statist flak.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:05 | 4079056 firstdivision
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(SQRT(-1)*Weight of Current Fed Chairman)-(SQRT(-1)*Sine(PI/PI^2)-Main Street Incom)+(Expected Bankers Bonuses^ert)=Today's Delta

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:07 | 4079058 Ralph Spoilsport
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BLS hath spoken! Now go forth and proclaim it throughout the land, for it is our version of truthiness, and today's talking points.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:06 | 4079059 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Wow, so looks like Ms. Sebellius was correct when she went on the Daily Show!

Full time nation!

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:06 | 4079060 Ness.
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NFP miss.


Net TIC flows miss by $40B.


CAT data is horrible:

Asia/Pacific -24%

EAME -11%

Latin America -10%

ROW -15%

North America +4%

World -9%


And yet we rally.  Wow.  Well done boys, well done.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:06 | 4079062 NoWayJose
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Remember, these are the stat guys that will be guesstimating the costs and benefits for your health care, your Social Security and Medicare, your interest rates, etc, etc...

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:24 | 4079122 MilleniumJane
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Not to mention inflation.

"It's a big club, and you ain't in it."

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:06 | 4079063 alfred b.
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     So now a 25-hour workweek is considered fulltime employment....isn't life grand?!?!?


Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:16 | 4079102 ziggy59
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Zackly... 25hrs /wk is full time employment when compared to those fully UNemployed

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:09 | 4079077 SpanishGoop
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Sector read error on the data floppy ?


Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:09 | 4079078 Dr. Engali
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And like that, the mouths of all those who criticize Obamacare have been shit for good, all courtesy of Arima X 12 and a few goalseeked tweaks in Excel.


It seems to me that those who support Zerocare have mouths full of shit.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:14 | 4079093 Its Only Rock N Roll
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I think they forgot the word "in" after shit

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:45 | 4079202 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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Seems to me that if this is anything to go by, we should shut the government down until we have full full-time employment!

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:50 | 4079640 SokPOTUS
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Yep.  Kiss ass for too long, and...

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:10 | 4079085 Bangin7GramRocks
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Awesome! I guess the Fed can end QE. The work has been done and it's a rousing success. I'm sure the economy (and increasingly more importantly the all mighty stock market) can handle the Fed winding down its balance sheet. USA! USA! USA!

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:13 | 4079092 SheepDog-One
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I'm wondering when and what the 'crisis' will be that demands Ol Yellen to double down on QE....that has to be coming soon since the bubble maintenance demands moar daily.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:23 | 4079118 John McCloy
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  More staged shutdowns?

They already have the script..on CNBC this morning Liesman was already calling it the "Ted Cruz Jobs Report"...switched over to MSNBC..(Pre Report) and Mika (Bobblehead Zbnievev Jr.) was asking, " Is Ted Cruz aware of how much he has hurt the economy?"

   The propaganda talking points have already been handed out. Only with 7.2% fake unemployment, All time highs on the S&P & 5 years "Into a recovery" and all the talk of how strong it has been can we actually be at a point where the slightest momentary blip is going to require likely 40B increase in purchases along with operation twist continuing. This really is a farce of epic proportions...

And you better believe they are going to blame it on anyone who wants to slow down the money train.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:30 | 4079147 bnbdnb
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So, thank you Ted Cruz for allowing me to BTFATH?

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:36 | 4079166 GetZeeGold
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The USGS has announced any earthquakes this week will be the fault of Ted Cruz.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:27 | 4079135 MilleniumJane
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I'm getting tired waiting for the other shoe to drop. 

I've also read that Yellen is a huge fan of negative interest rates.  That giant sucking sound is getting louder and louder...

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:15 | 4079295 ElvisDog
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Negative interest rates would cause bank runs. 

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 21:35 | 4081490 MilleniumJane
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Hasn't stopped them before.  My guess is that the banksters will follow the path of Jamie Dimon and JPM:

They'll just hold guns to our heads and tell us that we have no right to take what we have earned.  Same shit, different day.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:11 | 4079086 SheepDog-One
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'Murka! We be land o FREE! And we don't put up with no tyranny up in hear!'

yea sure

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:15 | 4079095 Dr. Engali
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What is this word "free" that you speak of?

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:26 | 4079128 WOAR
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I think it means you get shit without working.

Free shit.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:45 | 4079201 Pure Evil
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You have to join the Army for that.

All volunteer.

So, when you go off to die in the aisles of Walmart fighting for that last can of Spam, no one can say you were forced into it.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:12 | 4079089 John McCloy
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    At this rate of lies we are eventually going to hit 0% unemployement and people who still do not have a job in 2 years at that point are not can have a fucking clue why.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:14 | 4079098 CcalSD
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Good to know Obama can change the definition of Full Time on a whim! 

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:31 | 4079153 youngman
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You can bet your life that this statistic will come out in some speech of his...

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:18 | 4079108 Seasmoke
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You didn't create those full time jobs !

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:20 | 4079113 uno
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idiots at BLS had 691 million and CNBS had them change it to make it 'realistic'

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:20 | 4079114 Yen Cross
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  TIC purchases and redbook missed as well. That should be good for a couple MOAR ES points.



     05:55       USD         Redbook (MoM)     -1.50%           -1.40%      
05:55       USD         Redbook (YoY)         2.9%           3.2%      
06:00       USD         Overall Net Capital Flow                   -2.90B            56.70B      
06:00       USD         TIC Net Long-Term Transactions     -8.9B     30.9B     31.0B    
06:00       USD         US Foreign Buying, T-bonds                  -10.80B           33.90B    

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:22 | 4079116 Save_America1st
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Freudian slip?


And like that, the mouths of all those who criticize Obamacare have been shit for good, all courtesy of Arima X 12 and a few goalseeked tweaks in Excel.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:24 | 4079124 yrbmegr
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I remember hearing companies saying they were planning to convert many part-time jobs to full-time jobs.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:25 | 4079125 Van Halen
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I wonder if a lot of these full time jobs are retail, et al., being filled as students left for college.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:26 | 4079129 bnbdnb
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Households are asked if they work fulltime. Of course. Three jobs X 12-15 hours each.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:26 | 4079130 Never One Roach
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Reminds me of all the Hype and Spin during the last stages of the Internet Bubble..the louder the noise gets the closer we are to the correction.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:18 | 4079304 ElvisDog
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I remember my sister in-law insisting that Microsoft stock could double in price every six months forever. I tried for a few seconds to explain the mathematics of that and then gave up.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:27 | 4079133 philosophers bone
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Simply convert the value of food stamps spent into deemed work hours at minimum wage.  FULL EMPLOYMENT NATION - PROBLEM SOLVED.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:36 | 4079168 the not so migh...
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QE off 

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:40 | 4079183 Byte Me
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{BLS 'thinking'}

"Think of a number - any number - now treble it and take away your age, multiply by any other real number - take the modulus and declare that as the bone fide Unemployment Number"

(NB - do not run sanity checks ever - and NEVER compile from actual raw data.)

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:18 | 4079521 jpc578
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"NB - do not run sanity checks ever - and NEVER compile from actual raw data"

This should be the next budget/debt ceiling fight. The Republicans should demand that the BLS, BEA and other data organizations release their full raw data and methodology for seasonal adjustments and intreprtations.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:41 | 4079190 djsmps
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So, are they counting the Dreamers now?

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:51 | 4079219 2bit Hoarder
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I am as pessimistic as anyone, but there is probably a kernel of truth to the obviously blown out of proportion BLS data.

Since the corporate mandate for obamacare was delayed a year, i can see some companies moving people into a full time position, as it is cheaper to have one full time employee vs 2 part timers ... for now.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 09:54 | 4079227 drchris
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Yes. I totally agree with this. I imagine that this was one of the driving forces behind the delay. We will have to wait another year to see the impact.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:06 | 4079260 2bit Hoarder
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Which is the same reason the individual mandate will be delayed.  Gotta hide the train wreck until after the mid-term elections. being a broken pos was not a mistake ... it was an engineered excuse to get through mid-terms without the full impact of this obamination to being realized.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:01 | 4079243 taketheredpill
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Full-Time Temporary Help?

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:06 | 4079262 sschu
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Great stuff Tyler.  Obamacare is having some effects and we have not seen the worst of it yet.

What a colossal mistake, it will take a decade to get out from under it ... if we ever do.


Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:23 | 4079323 SokPOTUS
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All were programmers.  You guys are way too cynical.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:32 | 4079348 put_peter
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Part time is new permanent. on the other hand t is only a matter of definition of the employment length. i sure this has been revised also lately.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:39 | 4079374 girlsunshine
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EXACTLY what I was going to say. Don't be confused!! They must have changed to definition of "full time" to 30 hours! Problem solved...question answered...all is well...back to work sheeple!..i mean back to watching TV or XBOX or Zerohedge or whatever you all shmurk who needs that.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:41 | 4079377 girlsunshine
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oops my bad - I meant 29.000000 hours.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:50 | 4079415 CoolBeans
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OK, so my consulting practice has seen a significant dip in revenue but I still plug away every day...just not consistently working my previous 10/hr days.  

So, I took a part-time job and work late afternoon and evenings a few days per week.  

Magically, two jobs likely equal full-time employment for the millions of folks like me...per B.S., I mean BLS calculations.  


Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:13 | 4079497 girlsunshine
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My husband interviewed for a dock worker position.  The boss told my husband's friend who works there that he does not want anyone who has any desire to work full time - whether now or in the future - to darken the door of his office.  ONLY those who ONLY want to work part time need apply.  


My brother in law who worked for the same company for 35 years just got laid off because it can be done cheaper in India.  Job Security is a myth - we are responsible to take care of ourselves - buy or lease some land and learn how to keep chickens.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:07 | 4079475 marcusfenix
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my guess is they simply changed the hours worked requirement for an employee to be considered full time.

for example, admin where I work have over the past two weeks been struggling to re-calibrate scheduling so no part time worker gets more than 25 hrs, where before they could work up to 39 hrs and still be considered part time.

apparently the sudden change in policy is directly related to obamacare and according to the law any employee working more than 25 hrs is now considered "full time" somehow and the company must pay into benefits, insurance and whatever other taxes go in to having a full time employees. 

this would explain the rotation but the reality is that most likely most, if not all of these added full time jobs don't actually involve people working a 40 hour week. in other words what was a part time job the previous month is now a full time job. 

kind of like fukushima  where they simply raised the safe limit of rad exposure, logic and common sense tells you it's really not safer and is in fact more hazardous to your health to be exposed to more radiation. but instead of dealing with the problem at hand they simply changed the parameters to try and make it appear that everything was ok.

and the disconnect grows ever wider, the markets rally because the spice continues to flow and the common serfs end up, yet again, with less than they had before, less money, less opportunity, less economic independence and less hope in change for the future.


Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:24 | 4079548 W74
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What's funny is that you might actually be right.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:09 | 4079479 jpc578
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What is the bigger crime? The Administration's obvioius manipulation of the data or the media's desire to cover-up the cover-up?

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:38 | 4079597 Fluorideinthewater
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The Ministry of Plenty rations and controls food, goods, and domestic production; every fiscal quarter, the Miniplenty publishes false claims of having raised the standard of living, when it has, in fact, reduced rations, availability, and production. The Minitrue substantiates the Miniplenty claims by revising historical records to report numbers supporting the current, "increased rations".

Just ask anyone, this is how it works.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:44 | 4079598 Fluorideinthewater
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Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:33 | 4079783 kchrisc
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"I am a fully qualified fry, burger and coke manufacturer. My skills allow me to eat fries, burgers and coke everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes I can even splurge for an apple pie."

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:41 | 4079802 q99x2
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D.C. is at war with us.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 13:14 | 4079886 jsmfr
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Maybe explained at least in part by teachers and others who work in schools leaving their part-time summer jobs and heading back into their full-time jobs at school?? 

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 13:23 | 4079909 Fíréan
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