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Explosion in Uncovered Employment During the "Recovery"

lehigh69 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 3:11 PM
I believe your post should read "33% of the jobs created since January 2009 are not covered."
rhayden Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:57 AM
Nope, the "133%" refers to the amount of jobs added. Look at the line for those not covered. It starts with 12.2 million & goes to 18.7 million. The difference is 133% of 5 million (jobs added). It has nothing to do with the coverage for the people who found a job.
Covered employment is the set of working employees that have unemployment benefits.

Self-employed persons such as myself have to pay into state unemployment insurance programs but we are ineligible to receive benefits (we are not covered).

Similarly, people selling trinkets on Ebay as well as those involved in multi-level marketing schemes and calling it their only job are not covered either.

Covered employment was one of the topics that came up in my November 2 interview on Capital Account with...