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Goodbye Full-Time Jobs, Hello Part-Time Jobs, R.I.P. Middle Class

by Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog:

A fundamental shift is taking place in the U.S. economy.  In fact, this transition is rapidly picking up momentum and is in danger of becoming an avalanche.  The percentage of full-time jobs in our economy is steadily declining and the percentage of part-time jobs is steadily increasing.  This is not a recent phenomenon, but now there are several factors which are accelerating this trend.  One of them is Obamacare.  The truth is that Obamacare actually gives business owners incentive to cut hours and turn full-time workers into part-time workers, and according to the Wall Street Journal and other prominent publications this is already happening all over the United States.  Perhaps this is part of the reasons why the U.S. economy actually lost 240,000 full-time jobs last month.

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1 comment to Goodbye Full-Time Jobs, Hello Part-Time Jobs, R.I.P. Middle Class

  • d the Fat Wun

    It’s been a trend since the ’90s when middle class jobs were first outsourced thanks to Bubba’s NAFTA. The jobs created then were hamburger flipping, Wally World stock shelving and Starsucks coffee jocking jobs that paid minimum wage. The difference today is that those same menial jobs are now part time jobs to avoid ZeroCare.

    Both parties got this nation into this mess.

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