Census: Fake Jobs Bubble Burst

June 28th, 2010

A few months ago there were grand reports that the unemployment rate had changed (for the better), and the feds were patting themselves on the back for making such a great change.

I don’t think it is the role of the federal government to create jobs, as that is unsustainable (unless we all get taxed at much higher rates).  But the feds created a bunch of jobs… temp, high paying jobs that would all GO AWAY.

Guess what?  They are going away.  And the benefit they saw (lower unemployment rates) will be reversed in soon-to-be-published reports when those temp employees are out on the street again.

Read more here from Lisa Johnson Mandell: And the Census Jobs Bubble Bursts.

Those fake jobs caused fake celebrations in D.C…. what a disgrace.

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3 Responses to “Census: Fake Jobs Bubble Burst”

  1. Jacob Share says:

    Funny. On the Daily Show, Jon Stewart suggested that the US government should just hire tons of people like this.

  2. Bob Brinker, the Money Talk guys on KGO, was talking about the false unemployment rate due to the temp government jobs. Mr. Brinker gave what he thought the “real” number should be for new jobs created by backing out those census jobs from the numbers they’ve been reporting. It was pretty enlightening.

  3. [...] I have a hard time getting excited about all the jobs “created”… I already ranted about the fake census jobs. Here’s another example.  From my local news station, in their article Where the Jobs Are, Part [...]

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