[rescue] looking for a Multia

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 13 15:23:08 CDT 2003

--- Brian Dunbar <Brian.Dunbar at plexus.com> wrote:
> Phil Stracchino [mailto:alaric at caerllewys.net] on Tuesday, August 12,
> 2003 2:43 PM said;
> > next segment they were talking to someone who was saying they had a
> > survey that indicated "half to three quarters of a million" people
> > had just dropped off the jobless rolls because they'd given up even
> > TRYING to look for work, because they'd concluded there were simply
> > no jobs out there.

Well, not to be a prick (well, not a big prick anyway ;^) - you can't
track folks that have "given up even TRYING to look for work" - how
would you capture that?

The statisitic that is usually cited w/r/t unemployment numbers is the
number of people that are currently receiving unemployment benefits,
which expire after 6->12 months, IIRC. Once your benfits expire, you
are no longer counted in the unemployment statistics, ince you are no
longer enrolled/tracked.
> If you don't mind what may be a simple-minded question .. if you stop
> trying to look for work, which implies that you won't be working ...
> where does the food money come from?

Working spouse, parents, children, community, lottery, crime (and other
forms of self-employment ;^), etc...


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