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Old 07-29-2019, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
Oh, I see what you're saying. You're saying that the term "working poor" includes poor people who aren't working.

That's a really confusing way of putting it.

More later, probably.
Not really. The term applies to the workforce which includes the unemployed seeking work. Anyway, I didnít define the statistic, the BLS did, so take it up with them.

It includes full time, part time and unemployed who have been in the workforce (working or trying to work) for 26 or 27 weeks (I forget which.). I defined the term for you when I used it to avoid this kind of confusion.