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”Of the nine million Americans out of a job, 17.4% are managers or specialty workers, according to a study of Labor Department data by Hofstra University economist Irwin Kellner. During the 1990-91 recession only 10% of that group was unemployed. Even after the much deeper recession of the early 1980s, just under 8% of unemployed workers were white collar. Sure, there are more white-collar workers today, but joblessness among them has risen faster than their share of the overall job market.
"White-collar workers and college graduates are in a state of shock," says Kellner. "It appears these job losses are permanent. They're not necessarily coming back when the economy does."
Democracy is a wonderful thing... but usually it gives you what you deserve... and that's not always a good thing.Originally posted by jmfryar:
Then again, I'm the first one to say - if you're not sure of the issues, or the candidates, don't just show up and flip them at random like it's the SAT's - that can be even more dangerous as people who have suffered under weird boards of edw will attest...
No Shapely, this same poll that uncovered this info also polled workers who were doing the job of two. They were busting ass, not complaining and doing the job out of fear of lossing their own job. Market Place did this research. They also found these people were working over time, just to get the tasks done. This was infringing on family time and personal time. They also found workers coming in weekends, and staying late to get the jobs finished with out pay.Originally posted by Shapley:
Nicole Marie Wrote: [b]Worker productivity is way up but that's because one person now does the job of two. And a company is not going to hire more people if their current work force is meeting the demand.
Couldn't it also be said that two people had been doing the work of one? [/b]
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