Later, while addressing the issue of businesses cutting back hours for employees to avoid having to provide health care under the new regulations, Sebelius held firm. “Economists, not anecdotal folks, but economists, say there is absolutely no evidence that part-time work is going up. In fact, it’s going down,” she said. The secretary also said that for the first time ever, part-time employees in the United Sates would now have the option to purchase health insurance under the new law.
Obama’s own Labor Department disagrees with that claim.
Part-time employment has surged in recent months, highlighting both the tentative nature of this long, slow economic recovery and the changing dynamics of work.
Through July, according to Labor Department statistics, the number of people working part time in the U.S. grew four-and-a-half times as fast as the number of full-time workers. And the share of all workers who mainly hold part-time jobs is at levels not seen since the early 1980s.
Absolutely no evidence? Really?
It is not uncommon for the number of part-time workers to surge during a recession, nor is it uncommon for that measure to abate post-recession. However, Conover’s research found that in the first sixth months of 2013, 4.3 part-time jobs were created for every full-time one. This level is historically elevated; the United States economy typically creates three full time jobs for every part-time job. But if the this trend continues and the number of part-time workers soars above 9 million — barring no recession — it would be historically anomalous. “Should that happen, it would be hard to avoid the conclusion that Obamacare’s employer mandate had something to do with this reversal,” he concluded.
One report indicates a stunning 96% of jobs created this year are part-time. But Obama’s stooge goes on national television and lies. But watch, nobody in the Obama media will even bother to notice this today.
The blatant, intentional lying starts after the 1:00 mark: