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Half of Last Month's New Jobs Came from a Single Employer — McDonald's

According to the unemployment data released this morning, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, pushing the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent. However, this report from MarketWatch suggests the data is much worse than that:

McDonald’s ran a big hiring day on April 19 — after the Labor Department’s April survey for the payrolls report was conducted — in which 62,000 jobs were added. That’s not a net number, of course, and seasonal adjustment will reduce the Hamburglar impact on payrolls. (In simpler terms — restaurants always staff up for the summer; the Labor Department makes allowance for this effect.) Morgan Stanley estimates McDonald’s hiring will boost the overall number by 25,000 to 30,000. The Labor Department won’t detail an exact McDonald’s figure — they won’t identify any company they survey — but there will be data in the report to give a rough estimate.

If Morgan Stanley is correct, about half of last month's job growth came from the venerable fast-food chain. That is hardly the sign of a healthy economy.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/half-last-months-jobs-came-single-employer-mcdonalds_573220.html

Alright, never thought i would have a winning job at Mcdonalds, wonder how many college grads like working at McDonalds after spending all that hard earned time and cash on their education so just work at Mcdonalds.

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mrssundin

Asked by mrssundin at 11:44 AM on Jun. 4, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (28)
  • Wow! I guess the feds better shut up about those Happy Meals then!

    Seriously, this is bad..very bad.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:00 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I have actually applied at McDonalds and because of my experience cannot get hired. Did I mention I have been unemployed for nearly a year?
    MKSmom09

    Answer by MKSmom09 at 12:01 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • Isn't it ironic that the democrats made fun of those burger flipping jobs they claimed were all that Bush could create?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:08 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • wow mks that freaking sucks that your over qualified for flipping burgers and salting frys but yet you cant find a job that your talents could be more useful.
    mrssundin

    Comment by mrssundin (original poster) at 12:08 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • Isn't it ironic that the democrats made fun of those burger flipping jobs they claimed were all that Bush could create?

    wow i must have been off for a while to miss that one.. LOL
    mrssundin

    Comment by mrssundin (original poster) at 12:12 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • what's the question?
    I guess Michelle's quest to get us to eat healthier is only making Mcdonald's do that much better.
    Time for a QuarterChz with an apple pie. Be back later.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • well, at least someone is willing to flip the BigMacs..too bad too many aren't so willing..or 'hungry'.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 12:30 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • well, at least someone is willing to flip the BigMacs..too bad too many aren't so willing..or 'hungry'.

    How are they not willing to do it, did you not read what another mother posted about this??? She said they WOULDNT HIRE HER because she is over qualified to work there...
    mrssundin

    Comment by mrssundin (original poster) at 12:36 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • well, at least someone is willing to flip the BigMacs..too bad too many aren't so willing..or 'hungry'.

    Do you ever leave your home, turn on the radio, read a newspaper, talk to anyone other than yourself? Are you a member of Congress? I did not think any typically functioning adult could be so absolutely clueless about our country's current economic atmosphere.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:46 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • whatever, ladies. i have talked to people who wouldn't choose to work fastfood for a million dollars..it is beneath them, or so their attitudes display. and when was the last time any one of you thanked a fastfood worker for doing a great job, rather than complain that they got your order wrong??
    step outside your own tight-ass box and read the comments on various threads throughout Q&A..it doesn't take a telescope to find that there are plenty of folk who love fastfood, but won't work in an establishment.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 12:51 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

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