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Retail Workweek Hits 3-Year
Low In ObamaCare Shift

Investors Business Daily, by Jed Graham

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 2/1/2013 9:12:14 PM

The fly in the ointment of January´s jobs report was the apparent shift to part-time work ahead of a key ObamaCare deadline. Although retail payrolls grew by 32,600, total hours worked in the industry dipped, Labor Department data out Friday showed. The explanation? Rank-and-file retail workers logged the shortest workweek since early 2010: just 30.1 hours, on average, vs. 30.4 in December. Remarkably, aggregate hours worked in the retail sector fell below their January 2012 level, even though industry payrolls are up 200,000 over that period.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thewarden, 2/1/2013 9:50:26 PM     (No. 9153337)

I work in retail and everyone is complaining about their post-holiday hours. Our payroll is determined by sales. I am fortunate in that I am guaranteed 20 hours a week. I feel bad for the others, but they all voted for King Barry so... better luck next time!

Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/2/2013 3:51:38 AM     (No. 9153589)

You no-information voters are getting what you voted for.

Also, those 200,000 parttime jobs get added to the Labor Dept´s ´new jobs added´ number, thus making the unemployment number appear rosier.





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