If you like your job, you can keep it … as long as you don’t mind working less than 30 hours a week. As Twitchy noted earlier, the number of involuntary part-timers rose 322,000 to 8.2 million in June. It’s a part-time nation, courtesy of Obamacare.


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  • Foxxman

    The stupid in you must really burn.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Typical socialist economy . . . everyone has a job . . . it doesn’t pay the bills . . . there is no profit left over to grow the economy . . . government regulations stifle all innovation . . . but everyone has a job . . . a part time menial job.

  • tops116

    Gee, in light of this “wonderful” news, you think Team Obama will reverse themselves on putting off the business mandate in Obamacare and take their chances in 2014?

    Yeah, I didn’t think so.

  • therantinggeek

    I’d LOVE to see people like Ryan spin this…

    I ran an analysis on the U-6 averages a while back. U-6 is defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as: “Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force”. Using the information available on the BLS site, I was able to crunch the numbers accordingly to compare the U-6 averages under Bush’s watch versus Obama’s.

    Now that I found the original comment where I posted them; I’ll re-post the numbers here. I haven’t had a chance to work on this year’s average so far.

    Bush Administration:

    2001: 8.2%
    2002: 9.6%
    2003: 10.1%
    2004: 9.3%
    2005: 8.9%
    2006: 8.2%
    2007: 8.3%
    2008: 10.8% (Yes, I’m including Jan 2009 here)

    Average: 9.2%

    Obama Administration:

    2009: 16.4% (nope, not including Jan 2009 here.)
    2010: 16.7%
    2011: 15.9%
    2012: 14.7% (Yes, I’m including Jan 2013 here.)

    Average: 15.6%

    • Joe W.

      Ryan & Ronald cannot comprehend these numbers, Geek, but thanks for posting them and winning the argument. Great job…..

      • therantinggeek

        I even went out of my way to ask Ryan to double-check the math, and provided the series ID report from the BLS site as a reference. But do I get any thanks for it? Nope.

        Ah well. :)

        • Joe W.

          Ryan and the Ronald troll just want to come here and argue and troll. They are just liberal drones, and it’s pointless to even engage them. Sometimes I let them suck me in, but I try to ignore them. Not easy sometimes, but it’s pointless to argue with an idiot.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            Joe, I see a distinction between Ryan and Ronald. Ryan is unreasoning, hence foolish. Ronald is reasoning, but I believe wrong. An important distinction, or in the words of Thomas Paine:

            “To argue with a person who renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”

          • Joe W.

            I do not know if you have engaged Ronald before, Stephen, but I have and I have found him to be an insufferable boor. Just my opinion, though. I enjoy watching you own him, though. Keep it up, sir!!

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            It’s like trying to show RMFitz what a great place South Carolina is… SERIOUSLY! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • The Penguin

      Ah, REAL numbers… Thank you!

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      It gets worse, if you add in the long term discouraged workers that were defined out of existence under Clinton.


      The average of this metric was around 14% during Bush’s tenure. Under Obama, it has averaged 23%, and is still RISING.

  • therantinggeek

    You’re welcome to double-check those numbers yourself if you want.


    • therantinggeek

      Ryan, just to make it fair, use series ID LNS13327709 when running your query. It will give you the seasonally-adjusted U-6 numbers on a month-to-month basis. Run your query from 2001 to 2013.

  • Ironhawk86

    The scary thing is that the left will view this as some kind of an accomplishment on their part

    • ObamaFail

      Exactly. Like in May when the jobs report came out and showed that the unemployment rose that month, a member of the lib media tweeted “that’s gr8 news!”

    • in_awe

      How can you deny that!? Clearly 10 more people are employed after the change than before: 40 needy people instead of 30 greedy people. “Arithmetic isn’t hard”

      Isn’t it better that there are more people earning less and sharing more misery than fewer people earning a “living wage” in order to make it possible for everyone to have more expensive health care coverage (except for that inconvenient 30MM who will still be uncovered after Obamacare is in full effect)?

      Wait! You mean Obama has created chaos in 1/6th of the US economy and will double, triple, quadruple health insurance premiums for 330MM and incented thousands of medical providers to retire early to provide just 5MM more people with insurance coverage for things that would have been treated under existing federal law? Seriously?

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Sorta like that free insurance-thingee
      known as ‘obamaDON’Tcare’… 😉

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    You want to know what the difference between liberals and conservatives is?

    Liberals run around and circle the wagons around their favorite politicians—even some rinos—to try and make government look good. Just look on this thread at the left is desperately trying to split hairs and use linear talking points to defend the democrats.

    Conservatives are unafraid to call out their own when they screw up.

    • ClinkinKY

      My favorite (and I don’t know who coined it but I had a t-shirt made up with the quote on it )
      “Conservatives believe it when they see it”
      “Liberals see it when they believe it”

      • Just Another Guy

        I call that “Red Pill vs Blue Pill” Reality vs Fantasy.
        But I love your take on it ! Probably going to steal it and not cite you after I do it 5 or so times 😉

  • RedSoloCup

    But if you get a cushy Government or Union job you are safe.

  • neoface

    No worries, the government will be hiring thousands of Obamacare navigators in the coming years, and I’m certain they will be just as incompetent as the TSA agents. Working for the government is like winning a lottery, cushy job with a guaranteed pension. I could be wrong.

    • TocksNedlog

      Didn’t they already put the TSA in charge of prostate exams?

      • neoface

        No, I think they are to give prostate cancer with doses of radiation. Again I could be wrong.

  • Dr Why

    Well, it spreads that minimum-wage wealth, doesn’t it?

    • Stephen L. Hall

      Well, that would explain liberalism: Misery loves company.

  • michael s

    The pettiness continues. People here are so against this president(and we know why that is) that a jobs growth has to be attacked

    • Ronald Green

      Sure if it’s not Boosh, it’s Raaaacism. Grow up .

    • GMMI

      So you are happy of the new 2-20 (2 jobs 20 hours/week each) rule that many Americans must follow. BTW why are we against this alleged President?

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      When the jobs report shows that the only progress we are making on unemployment is a gain in part time employment, it is not “petty” to ask for the reason why.

    • dogwonder

      Job growth, liberal math millions lose their full times jobs and those jobs are replaced by part time jobs staffed by non-Americans.

    • Cruz2016!!!

      Yep, seems you’re still sucking up the kool aid through a straw…lay off a bit…you might just get your mind back

    • Just Another Guy

      Math (and Economics) is Hard for Liberals, isn’t it?
      I’m guessing you preferred classes that were “feelings” based instead of fact and reason based. Recess, was it?

    • graz

      because he’s a ……

  • Scott Snoopy

    this is the health care mandate at its finest and screwing workers ….yeah its a great plan Pelosi/Reid gave us sold by The White House occupant

  • dogwonder

    Yep, and it’s going to get much worse under Obamacare mandates. Demorats must be so proud that they murdered the middle class without firing a single weapon.

    • louisiana_mom

      Murdering the middle class was the goal… they want us to be serfs while they lord over us from their ivory towers. Shanty towns here we come. Thanks all you Low-Info Voters who couldn’t pay for your own birth control… this is ALL on you!

  • Zathras11 @B5

    I see the first comment was to blame Bush and has been deleted.

    Obama has been President(sic) for 5 years now. When he is responsible for ANYTHING? I’m serious, when?

  • graz

    makers vs takers 2014

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com/ The Sanity Inspector

    I’d laugh if only I wasn’t fearing the same development for me!