Michael W. Mitchell: A part-time job boom

July 15, 2014 

Your July 15 editorial “ Jobs boom” omitted a key piece of factual data that, if disclosed, would have undermined your entire premise.

While the most recent jobs report shows a growth in total jobs, the report also shows that the growth is in part-time jobs. According to the report, full-time jobs have dropped by 523,000 and are being offset by part-time positions.

Other media sources are reporting that the decline in full-time jobs is in fact attributable to the Affordable Care Act, exactly the opposite of what your editorial sought to portray.

The N&O’s motto is “Knowing is better.” This editorial did not honor that worthy maxim.

Michael W. Mitchell


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