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BLS: Unemployed More Likely to Go Shopping on Average Day Than Look for Job

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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 06:26 PM
Did everyone miss the part where it says "shopping - for things other than groceries or gas?"

So, they aren't shopping for fuel or food. They're shopping for other things.

posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 06:29 PM
a reply to: Indigo5

Found this on their website:

Unpublished tables of time-use estimates by age, ethnicity, employment status, educational attainment, marital status, presence and age of household children, and other categories are available upon request by e-mailing the ATUS staff.

So it appears you have to email them to get the info. I'll send an email and see what they send me.

posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 06:38 PM
I think I have found some charts on their website that give unemployed info:



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 08:41 PM

originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: stormcell

A better example shopping for the latest Xbox and PS4 then something is wrong.

Because people aren't allowed to save money for things.

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 01:10 AM

originally posted by: The Vagabond
a reply to: xuenchen

Oh my god you mean the poor need food on Sunday too?

Perhaps you missed this part .....

On the average day, an unemployed American is more likely to be shopping—for things other than groceries and gas

Not food shopping.

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 08:38 AM
a reply to: OccamsRazor04

How about shopping for toilet paper/cleaning supplies or any number of other essential items not covered under food/gas? Is that allowed or are unemployed people forbidden from that as well?

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 10:41 AM

originally posted by: sheepslayer247
I think I have found some charts on their website that give unemployed info:



Thanks Sheep...I will dig it up, but the definition of "not employed" for ATUS data is different then "Unemployed" according to what I read yesterday.

"unemployed" is people that are eligible/able, members of the potential work-force and looking for work..

"not employed" includes the retired, elderly, stay-at-home parents and people otherwise not actively members of the work force or looking for work.

Perhaps CNS news did not read definitions...let me hunt it down.

EDIT to add: From ATUS definitions

Not employed.

Persons are not employed if they do
not meet the conditions for employment. The not
include those classified as unemployed as
well as those classified as not in the labor force

(using CPS definitions).

The OP and CNS News is conflating "unemployed" with "not employed"
edit on 10-9-2014 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 07:12 PM
All this judgment on what unemployed people do. Unemployed... that's a broad stroke. Sometimes when I'm unemployed I go to the movies all day. I plan lunch dates. I buy things for fun even. The horror.

You don't have to suffer and spend every waking moment searching for a job.

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