• Steve H. Hanke
    05/04/2016 - 08:00
    Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. A few weeks ago, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sprang a surprise. It announced that a...

Full-Time Jobs -228,000; Part-Time Jobs +31,000

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We got the pre-spun job quantity data already, where we learned that nearly 3 times the headline print was due to seasonal and B/D adjustments and is thus nothing but noise. Now we get the quality. As can be seen below, courtesy of Table A9 from the Household Survey, in July the number of part-time jobs added was 31K, bringing the total to 27,925, just shy of the all time record of 28,038. Full time jobs? Down 228,000 to 114,345,000 lower than the February full-time jobs print of 114,408,000. Once again, more and more Americans are relinquishing any and all benefits associated with Full Time Jobs benefits, and instead are agreeing on a job. Any job. Even if it means working just 1 hour a week. For the BLS it doesn't matter - 1 hour of work a week still qualifies you as a Part-Time worker.

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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:13 | 2675437 Turin Turambar
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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:15 | 2675450 malikai
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Bullish for muppet stew!

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:20 | 2675470 TruthInSunshine
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Barry Ritholtz just tweeted "nuh uh" in rebuttal.


Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:16 | 2675633 LMAOLORI
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Barry's full of Bullshit both Barry's


'Real' Unemployment Rate Shows Far More Jobless


July jobs report: America’s labor market depression continues





With a rising unemployment rate set to dent President Barack Obama's re-election efforts, the mainstream media is about to go into full-spin mode. They can take their cues from the Bureau of Labor Statistics itself, which announced that the jobless rate had risen from 8.2 to 8.3 percent in July but called the result "essentially unchanged." Look, also, for the media to emphasize that jobs grew by 163,000--without noting that the number is seasonally adjusted to account for one million holiday jobs lost each year at this time, and without noting that June's job numbers were revised downwards radically, from 80,000 to 64,000.




Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:25 | 2675700 IndicaTive
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We haven't hired full-time production workers in two years. We replace the outgoing with part-time workers. The available production part-timers are unreliable at best (failing to show up after a couple of days). So, the production director has started hiring graphic designers. At $9 per hour. Part-time. To do production work. He calls them dandelions. They are always showing up for any kind of work. We hired 3 or so this month and they work 10-20 hours per week.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 15:04 | 2676521 yearight
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What goes around.... You better be the owner or a sister-in-law. Cuz when the pencil keeps getting sharpened your ass won't fit on the erasure and it's bye-bye.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:50 | 2675990 NeedleDickTheBu...
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The BLS would have been more accurate by saying that job growth was "essentially unchanged".

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:42 | 2675969 Remington IV
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Barry is a hack

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:20 | 2675476 astoriajoe
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To Serve Man...

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:38 | 2675544 AGuy
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"If you lost your business, You didn't do that! Some else did that for you!"



Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:01 | 2675607 Getting Old Sucks
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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:13 | 2675650 LMAOLORI
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Nah everything's just fine 

Obama’s Golf Buddy: ‘Businesses Doing Extremely Well’



I just don't know who to believe sarc


Global Manufacturers Feel Squeeze From China Slowdown



Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:10 | 2675634 vast-dom
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 Phony numbers phony rally PONZI PLANET. At this stage the only metric to use is FOODSTAMP USAGE and that is THROUGH THE ROOF.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:19 | 2675679 HarryM
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 d 13500  next week

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:11 | 2675880 AGuy
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Its a growth Industry (Food stamps) Perhaps that's why JPM and other TBTF issue debt cards for Food Stamps!

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:14 | 2675443 Jlmadyson
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Ah the real job numbers. Doesn't look so hot.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:21 | 2675483 LongSoupLine
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yeah sure, but that "1 hour a week" salary will get you a few lottery tickets at Wal-Mart.  In BLS thinkology, that's potential for millions of consumer dollars into retail.  Very bullish!

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:02 | 2675844 Temporalist
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That sounds like California's plan to reduce their budget deficit.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:33 | 2675533 SheepRevolution
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There are three kind of lies in this world:

1. Small lies

2. Big lies

3. Statistics

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:59 | 2675601 Getting Old Sucks
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"3. Statistics"

LOL, that reminded me.  Once I had to take a statistics class in college.  Nobody in the class knew what the guy was talking about and nobody knew what the hell they were doing.  

Nobody failed the course!

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:18 | 2675673 Clever Name
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In our 400 level Econometrics our final was take home! The professor worked for the F3D as his real job, and teaching undergrad statistics was intellectually beneath him.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:13 | 2675649 MachoMan
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oh man...  quote fail...

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 12:58 | 2675768 Jay Gould Esq.
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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:43 | 2675974 Remington IV
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fake numbers are so much better

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:14 | 2675446 fonzannoon
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Hey Zero hedge, please start a TV station. It's time. Between the humor on here and the information you would put everyone else to shame immediately.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:20 | 2675481 scatterbrains
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I agree!!  and forget a scrolling ticker at the bottom. Who needs that shit in a completely staged market. Instead scroll the comment section.. now that would be awesome!.


Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:25 | 2675500 LawsofPhysics
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Interesting, seems to me the world could use another "monty python" or "kids in the hall" commentary to help put things in perspective.  Yes, yes, I think so. +1 for you sir.  Now back to stacking things on top of other things, want to impress the boss, don't cha know.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:29 | 2675511 fonzannoon
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I say we all chip in twenty bucks and get that RT chick to move over and the ratings will.....shit my stack just fell over...

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:43 | 2675559 TruthInSunshine
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So, instead of having money (i.e. fiat) honeys, Zero Hedge TV would have stacked stacker babes?

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:21 | 2675909 fuu
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I might buy a TV at that point.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:32 | 2675522 bdc63
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agreeed.  you need to join forces with a half dozen or so of the 'alternative media' guys and start your own network. Maybe Doug Casey can bankroll it. Of course, NONE of the cables companies would carry it ... and, there's the rub ...

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 12:10 | 2676061 BeetleBailey
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FUCK cable....ditto Dish and Direct Pee Pee.

Have a subscriber internet site....by pass all the bullshit.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:34 | 2675527 John Law Lives
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That is a nice thought.  A dedicated radio program could also be very popular if starting a TV station is difficult.  Hard to imagine ZH would get an overly warm reception from the TV media magnates...

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:39 | 2675548 fonzannoon
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The south park guys should bank roll it. Truth plus funny.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:41 | 2675556 John Law Lives
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That is a very interesting idea.  Those guys, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, don't seem to have reservations about shaking things up.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:57 | 2675833 emersonreturn
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instead of a TV station, why not an online live visual, leave the MSM do the camera and sets, ZH doesn't need an array of production costs, simply what it already has visualized, graphics, and for some a few pretty heads, smarter than anywhere else online.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:15 | 2675449 HelluvaEngineer
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Honey Badger Market doesn't give a shit!

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:15 | 2675451 CClarity
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Knight K not going to help.

OT - What is with zipcar?  Down nearly 50% today after more than 10% yesterday?

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:19 | 2675475 HelluvaEngineer
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You mean besides the fact that it's a stupid idea?

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:26 | 2675506 CClarity
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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:16 | 2675454 Jason T
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average wages should continue to decline in year over year change.. at only 1.5% for non supervisor production workers and in a downtrend.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:16 | 2675455 MsCreant
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The hits keep coming!

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:16 | 2675456 Debtless
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Just figuring out the spin from the reality of the BLS is a part time job. Does that count too? Probably.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:16 | 2675458 Boilermaker
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All I know is that I was told that this was positive.

I don't know nuthin about no details.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:17 | 2675460 homer8043
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What? No five 1% swings today? So sad.

Seriously, this will reverse as heroin addicts see less heroin coming.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:17 | 2675464 Wreckless
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Smoke and Mirrors Baby!

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:17 | 2675465 slewie the pi-rat
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risk0n anyone?

no surprises

this info came out yesterday:

Challenger Job Cuts



Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:18 | 2675466 tuttisaluti
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Bye bye dollar

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:21 | 2675484 Jlmadyson
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Yea, lasting a whole one day at which point another large size Euro country needs a bailout.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 09:18 | 2675467 trillion_dollar...
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The local Nissan plant is now only hiring employees (line, logistics, finance ... whatever) on a contract basis.

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