Hilarious! Talk about spin city! Now we know that the world has shifted to disposable workers (at least in the United States), contractors, temporary workers who are not eligible for unemployment benefits and a host of other manipulations to keep the unemployment statistics low.
Now check this out! Our government, in response to Weekly applications for jobless benefits soared to 448,000 last week, highest level since 2003 says:
The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of applications for jobless benefits soared to 448,000, an increase of 44,000 from the previous week. That was far worse than the decline of 8,000 that economists had been expecting.
However, the government attributed much of the big jump to a special outreach program to notify people that they could qualify for up to 13 weeks of additional benefits because of legislation Congress passed in June