Sailor Tin Nyanko
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- Posted: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:49:28 +0000
Sailor Tin Nyanko
Unemployeement is currently a snapshot of who has been Unemployeed for about 2-3 years. Noone else counts. If you are looking for a job you do not count as unemployeed. If you answer a question along the lines of " Do you wish you had a job?" with the answer 'Yes" then you do not count..
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Persons are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks, and are currently available for work. Actively looking for work may consist of any of the following activities:
An employer directly or having a job interview
A public or private employment agency
Friends or relatives
A school or university employment center
Sending out resumes or filling out applications
Placing or answering advertisements
Checking union or professional registers
Some other means of active job search
Passive methods of job search do not have the potential to result in a job offer and therefore do not qualify as active job search methods. Examples of passive methods include attending a job training program or course, or merely reading about job openings that are posted in newspapers or on the Internet.
Workers expecting to be recalled from temporary layoff are counted as unemployed, whether or not they have engaged in a specific jobseeking activity. In all other cases, the individual must have been engaged in at least one active job search activity in the 4 weeks preceding the interview and be available for work (except for temporary illness).
But they don't follow that for statistics.
You have to be unemployeed entirely for a certain amount of time. Then you were counted up until you were unemployeed a certain amount of time ( about 2 years). But this upper is after the lower set. The lower set up during Bush Jr's second term was much higher then 4 weeks. When you reach that point your counter for how long you have been unemployeed kicks in with the lable and it runs out when you reach a certain amount of time.
4 weeks is not the time frame used. The guidelines are much broader. By simply admitting you are looking for a job or using services to seek your employeement, you do not count. If you have certain combonations of things ( are getting money from another source, perhaps a spouse has died and that is proviging money ) yoou do not count.
The ceiling for how long after you begin counting as unemployeed you will containue to until the point ( ceiling) has been raised. It was timered to do so. Alot of things were timered to take effect after Bush jr left office that he had signed on.
Here is the new ceiling. But the timer doesn't start until a combo of things happen. You have to lack and exhaust everything. Also if your housing changes, it can make your timer reset ( alot of things are added as factors by states).