23 February 2010

Gallup Poll Reveals "Darker Employment Picture"

Nearly 20 percent of U.S. workers underemployed

Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. workforce lacked adequate employment in January and struggled to make ends meet with reduced resources and bleak job prospects, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday.

In findings that appear to paint a darker employment picture than official U.S. data, Gallup estimated that about 30 million Americans are underemployed, meaning either jobless or able to find only part-time work.

The poll's estimate of U.S. underemployment is higher than official statistics. The Labor Department says 16.5 percent of American workers were without employment or worked part-time for economic reasons in January against Gallup's 19.9 percent.

1 comment:

A Whig said...

Frightening. And yet, the Democratic Party, evidently politically tone-deaf, seems to think that ramming through their health care bill is the most important thing on their agenda. Neither of the two major parties is focused on job creation. The Republicans simply want obstruction so they can have the advantage in November and the Democrats want health care passed, by hook or by crook. Astonishing attitude from both parties as Americans suffer.