Juiced Employment Numbers

The Stats Are in... the Facts Aren't Good

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted August 12, 2013

Outside the Numbers

  • 76.7% - percent of jobs created that are part time 
  • 53% - percentage of American workers making less than $30,000 a year 
  • 47% - percentage of Americans working full-time jobs in 2012 
  • 43.6% - percentage of Americans working full-time jobs in 2013 
  • 36% - number of American adults ages 18-31 currently living with their parents 
  • 14.3% - the "U-6" unemployment rate that counts part-time jobs and those who haven given up looking 
  • 7.4% - the "official" unemployment rate 

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