- by New Deal democratFirst things first: I’m on a vacation for part of this week, so don’t be surprised if there are no postings for a few days. The July employment report continued a string of good headline numbers with weak leading internals. Let’s take a look. In the good news department, the U6 underemployment rate declined to yet another new expansion low of 7.0%. This is mainly due to the continuing decline in the involuntarily part time employed. The only three months it has been better than that since the modern series started were three months in the year 2000: When we go further and take a look at those who aren’t even in the labor force, because they aren’t looking for a job, but say they want a job now, we’re about 0.2% above the 2000 lows and about 0.5% above the
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First things first: I’m on a vacation for part of this week, so don’t be surprised if there are no postings for a few days.
Temporary jobs in particular have not made a new high since last December.