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Friday, April 02, 2004

Indiana's Population: 6.1 Million
Indiana's Population Employed: 2.9 Million
Indiana's Percentage of the Above Employed: 47%
Indiana is a little better than Michigan in these stats. But not much.
We are still short 112,000 jobs from a high at the end of 2000.

I was reading today at Heritage.Org about how there are actually a lot more jobs out there
than the stats would show. Currently the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) doesn't count stay at home moms in US payroll. That could be because they aren't recieving a payroll, but let us skip over that point for now. BLS also doesn't count that guy with all of the aluminum cans in trash bags strapped to his bicycle, but maybe we could if called it urban mining.

The BLS should consider a laid-off factory worker self-employed if he takes up work in the car stereo removal and resale business. Or those in the market reception industry who left the 'trad' employment ranks to work at home watching cable tv.

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