Getting real tired of the oSLIME ... Gallop poll unemployment numbers continue to rise as the lies from the administration continue to show drop in real unemployment Underemployment Rises to 20.3% in March
April 1, 2010
Underemployment Rises to 20.3% in March
Unemployment saw a slight but insignificant decline
D.C. -- Gallup Daily tracking finds that 20.3% of the U.S. workforce
was underemployed in March -- a slight uptick from the relatively flat January and February numbers.
"The underemployed in March became neither more nor less hopeful about finding work soon."
These results are based on March interviews with more than 20,000 adults in the U.S. workforce, aged 18 and older. Gallup classifies
respondents as underemployed if they are unemployed or working
part-time but wanting full-time work. Gallup employment data are not
A rise in the percentage of part-timers wanting to work full time
(from 9.2% to 9.9%) is responsible for the March increase in
underemployment. Unemployment saw a slight, but insignificant, decline
Underemployed Americans Still Not Hopeful
Despite the Obama administration's March 16 announcement that
unemployment would remain high or increase in coming months, the
underemployed in March became neither more nor less hopeful about
finding work soon. Six in 10 underemployed Americans are not hopeful
they will find work or move from part-time to full-time work in the next
four weeks. That translates to 12% of the workforce that is both
underemployed and not hopeful they will find their desired amount of
work. The lack of change suggests that underemployed Americans
anticipated long-term difficulties in finding work well before the
administration's formal announcement was made.
As unemployed Americans find part-time, temporary, and seasonal work,
the official unemployment rate could decline. However, this does not
necessarily mean more Americans are working at their desired capacity.
It will continue to be important to track underemployment -- to shed
light on the true state of the U.S. workforce, and the millions of
Americans who are searching for full-time employment.
See Votes by State
News & Politics