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2 hours ago, chare said:

I’m unsure where you came up with this number as the Fox Business article places it at 5%.  The same article does claim that the number is a record high, based on Deutsche Bank data, but doesn’t provide the number or link to the source.

Which is consistent with where it’s been for some time.  Data are available for 1994 – 2017 on the Bureau of Labor and Statistics TED: The Economics Daily.  During this time the percent of workers working more than one job ranged from a high of 6.5% in 1995 & 1996, to a low of 4.9% in 2010 – 2015 and 2016.  There are many reasons why one would work more that one job, and necessity is one.  Unfortunately, these numbers can't tell us why people are working more than one job. 

Since wages in this country have been flat for a very long time, I think we can safely assume that the reason is necessity.

I don't know many people who don't value family and leisure time.

Personally, I love leisure time.

But I have bills to pay, including medical bills.

My deductible is $1,500 and I have out of pocket expenses as well.

Just had Ortho appointment for knee, and Plastics appointment for hand.

Facility fees, copays, deductible and xrays; YIKES.

 

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19 minutes ago, Lil Nel said:

Since wages in this country have been flat for a very long time, I think we can safely assume that the reason is necessity.

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From the FactCheck article Are Wages Rising or Flat?.

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The bottom line, as shown in the graph below from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is that real wages over the long-term peaked in the early 1970s, before generally falling over the next few decades and then beginning to climb back up starting in the mid-1990s.

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5 minutes ago, chare said:

From the FactCheck article Are Wages Rising or Flat?.

 

More context, please.

The blurb doesn't jive with my reality, living in a state where state workers haven't received a pay raise in 10 years.

Nor does it jive with comments on the other side, regarding nursing pay.

Nor does it jive with the stories of my friends who are working.

Anecdotal, I know, Chare.

 

 

 

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Trump's pardons today are very telling.

He pardoned people guilty of the same crimes as himself; lying, fraud, tax evasion, etc.

Very telling, indeed.

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11 minutes ago, chare said:

From the FactCheck article Are Wages Rising or Flat?.

 

The Great Recession 2008 and onward, until recently, did wages grow during a time when companies were dumping workers daily?

Highly doubt it.

We do know that wages for the lowest on the wage latter have grown more quickly recently than the wages of middle class earners.

 

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Just had to chime in now that I see some subscribe to the AOC School of economics.

People having multiple jobs do not effect the unemployment rate. Each person counts as one employed or unemployed person.  If 4 out of 100 people are unemployed, the unemployment rate among that group is 4 percent regardless of how many jobs each employed person has.  It's funny how many liberals don't seem to get basic stuff like this.

My own more subjective opinion....if the unemployment rate is low, AND roughly the same percent have two or more jobs, that is a good sign that there are many more jobs to be had.

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Y'all realize over 60 percent of those recently polled say they are better off since Trump was elected?  The highest number in decades.

You also want to see how Biden and Obama in the past few days are trying to take credit for the economy.

You'd be better served to wake up and realize the economy is very well off, and most people realize that.  Of course, that's sad sad news for the Trump haters.

 

 

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In will do my best to vote for a candidate who will work for all Americans regardless of party. I hope we will have a president who obeys the law, communicates truthfully, and respects good law abiding Americans.

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15 hours ago, herring_RN said:

 

In will do my best to vote for a candidate who will work for all Americans regardless of party. I hope we will have a president who obeys the law, communicates truthfully, and respects good law abiding Americans.

Well, we know who you won't be voting for, herring.

😉

Read a great article today about how Mitt Romney is surviving just fine, after refusing to go along with the Cult on Trump's Impeachment.

It is as NPR piece made clear: Mormons remain true to their values.

And some were insulted by Trump's attack on Romney and his faith, which is their faith.

 

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11 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

I never said most or all people need to work multiple jobs.  The figure as of now hovers somewhere between 6-7%-the WSJ article is from 2018, so it is a little out of date.

Per Fox Business, which tends to skew a bit right, that number is climbing.  Shouldn't it be dropping if our economy is so good?

https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/american-workers-multiple-jobs

I didn't accuse you of saying that.

The 5% number in your report is the same number from my 2018 report (I keep forgetting 2018 was a long time ago),  

It's a double edge sword, the economy is doing so well people can find multiple jobs, but it's so bad that people need multiple jobs.

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4 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Trump's pardons today are very telling.

He pardoned people guilty of the same crimes as himself; lying, fraud, tax evasion, etc.

Very telling, indeed.

Very telling.  I have no trouble with Presidential pardons of non-violent offenders, but look at whom he chose.

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17 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Very telling.  I have no trouble with Presidential pardons of non-violent offenders, but look at whom he chose.

It was as though Trump was looking in a mirror as he doled out the pardons.

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