Part time jobs and Affordable Care Act

Take out one outlier month, and the ‘stunning growth’ in part-time employment falls from 59% to 19% of jobs added (Mark J. Perry, Carpe Diem, The American Enterprise Institute) Many are still quoting the grossly inaccurate figure of 96% of new jobs in 2013 being part-time. But even the actual 59% derives substantially from a one-month statistical outlier in the data. But even the outlier falls within the gross measurement error uncertainty for a single month (Perry refers to this obliquely as “extremely volatile”). Note: This is not from a liberally biased hack; It is from the American Enterprise Institute.

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