Jobs Update: More Jobs For Bartenders, As Factory Workers Lose Jobs

also National Data, By Edwin S. Rubenstein:
A Cold
February for White Workers

March 10. The

BLS payroll jobs report
released today lists 205,000
new private sector jobs for February. As has been the
case for a number of years, the new jobs are in domestic

nontradable services.
The sources of February`s new
jobs are: construction (primarily specially trade
contractors) 41,000 jobs; wholesale and retail trade,
transportation and warehousing, 15,000 jobs; financial
activities (includes insurance and real estate) 22,000
jobs;  professional and business services, 39,000 jobs
(roughly half of which are in administrative and waste
services); education and health services, 47,000 jobs;
waitresses and bartenders, 21,000 jobs.

During the past
year, the economy has lost 60,000 private supervisory
jobs, 48,000 manufacturing jobs, 65,000 jobs in
nondurable goods (mainly textiles, apparel, paper and
paper products), and 25,000 jobs in air transportation.
Over the last year, the economy has gained 203,000 jobs
for waitresses and bartenders.

New York Times

Vikas Bajaj
again misreported the BLS release. He
attributed 38,000 state and local government jobs to
businesses. [Jobs
Grow and Wages Rise as Economy Picks Up Steam
March 10, 2006]

Charles McMillion
of MBG Information Services
reports that hours worked in manufacturing have fallen
7.1 percent during the 51-month old current recovery and
that growth in total private sector hours worked in
non-supervisory jobs is the weakest of any recovery on
record. This suggests that many new jobs are for less
than a full 40- hour work week, which could account for
the lack of growth in median household real income.



Paul Craig Roberts [email
] is the author


Alienation and the Soviet Economy


Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
and is the author

with Lawrence M.
Stratton of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice



for Peter Brimelow`s

Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about the
recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.