Artificial Deflation of Unemployment.

My Way News – GAO: Census has computer problem.

The above linked article tells you all about the ineptitude of the government, its  inability to handle the census data, and the extreme waste of money going into the collection of it.

One figure of extreme interest is that 635,000 people have been hired to visit a total of 48 million American homes.   Each person is trained for four days, and then expected to visit homes which did not respond using the census forms.  This translates to 76 homes per census worker.  While it is understood that some of these households are remote,  it is obvious that census employment is VERY TEMPORARY.

This job is without benefits,  it may require utilizing the automobile of the employee, and it removes this person from the unemployment rolls, whether they are actually engaged in work, or whether they are waiting, without pay in the census employment pool.

Please remember this artificial deflation of the unemployment figures while you are evaluating government generated employment statistics.

Also remember that malfunctioning computer programs are being used for accumulation and analysis of the census data.