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Obama Slashes Four Hours Off Definition of "Full-Time" Employment

rworthington Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 11:21 AM
i do not remember when they made the change to 'unemployment rate', but ALL polititions use it. we need to get REAL unemployment numbers. i am positive that as soon as the new, 'adjusted' numbers come out, the unemployment rate' will still be 8.1, that 7.8 was just a political ploy to try to make O look good.

The BLS Glossary defines full-time workers as "Persons who work 35 hours or more per week".

For monthly reporting, the BLS defines part-time as "those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week". With that wording, I am not precisely sure where 34.1 or 34.5 hours fit.

Interestingly, the Obamacare mandate says Anyone Who Works 30-Hour Week Is Now 'Full-Time'

A little-known section in the Obamacare health reform law defines “full-time”...