Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Week's Poll Results: 17% of you are Unemployed or Underemployed

The Results of this week's poll results in:

The Question:  What is your real life employment status:

There were 39 responses.  Here are the results:

numbers do not equal 100% because of rounding to the lower digit.

I am fully employed and have a job
21 (53%)


I am unemployed and am looking for a job
2 (5%)


I am unemployed and have given up looking for a job
2 (5%)


I am underemployed, and need to find more work.
3 (7%)


I am retired or do not need to work
2 (5%)


I am a student
5 (12%)


Other
4 (10%)

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Interestingly, the percent of underemployed or unemployed respondents roughly matches the number for the United States given by most economists,  although the number of unemployed is 9%, the number expands to to 17% when underemployed or unemployed who have given up looking for a job are added to this number.

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