I seemed to have attached an article that actually explains the full time/part time job stats rather then the usual Republican fare of fear, hate and loathing.
But that won’t stop the fringe freak FOX medias to grab this headline and run with it.
The fact is Obamacare does have an effect on increasing part time and decreasing full time jobs.
The sequester has an equal and maybe even greater effect.
And the Republicans refusing to spend during a recession and instead promoting cutting spending has an even greater effect on jobs over all and part time vs. full time.
‘As the graph demonstrates, that trend existed even before the recession, and has only gotten worse since then’.
‘Cost-cutting at the expense of employees’ benefits and wages certainly isn’t new behavior for large companies’.
‘Even employers with full time workers have been shifting the cost of medical care onto their employees through the increasing use of high-deductible and bare bones health plans — something that industry experts expect to continue’.
‘Over the last decade, average annual health insurance premiums rose by approximately 97 percent — but workers’ contributions to those premiums increased by an outsized 102 percent in the same time span’.
‘Obamacare critics have been pointing to several companies’ claims that the law is forcing them to cut their part-time workers’ hours as proof that the health law is bad for businesses and employees’.
‘But a new report finds that employers were cutting health benefits and workers’ hours long before Obamacare was even an idea’.
‘According to data compiled by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), large employers have increasingly been turning to part-time workers for their labor’.
‘Between 2007 and 2011, the percentage of workers employed in part-time jobs increased from 16.7 percent to 22.2 percent of the work force’.
‘That means that workers’ hours have also been declining, since using more part-time workers lets companies scale back on how many hours those employees can work’.
‘But these companies’ cuts haven’t been limited to workers’ hours — they’ve been cutting back on part-time employees’ health benefits, too. During the same four year period, part-time workers experienced a 15.7 percent decline in the likelihood of having health coverage through their jobs’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/05/23/2052961/study-employers-were-cutting-workers-hours-long-before-obamacare-was-around/