Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Part-time Worker Crisis Recedes as Economy Recovers

 Not long ago, America seemed to be facing a crisis of part-time work. CNN Money wrote of a "huge part-time work problem" and a "new normal - a permanently high number of part-timers." Others pointed the finger at Obamacare, which they saw as encouraging employers to cut hours in order to avoid providing healthcare coverage. Fortunately, recent data show that the "crisis" has receded as the economy has recovered. What remains is a more modest picture of structural change that does point to a gradual, long-term shift toward more part-time employment. . . . 

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