Obama’s Legions of the Funemployed

Under Hopey Change, unemployment isn’t temporary misery, like enduring a wretched bout with the flu. It is a way of life.

On the average day, an unemployed American is more likely to be shopping — for things other than groceries and gas — than to be looking for a new job, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Only 18.9 percent of Americans who were unemployed (in surveys conducted from 2009 through 2013) spent time in job search and interviewing activities on an average day, according to BLS. Yet 40.8 percent of the unemployed did some kind of shopping on the average day…

This doesn’t count people on disability and others who don’t even pretend to be looking for work.

The “unemployed” are defined as individuals who are jobless, available for work, and actively looking for a job. But the BLS data shows that looking for a job may not be the most time-consuming activity in the unemployed Americans average day.

While only 18.9 percent of the unemployed said they spent time during the previous day in job-search and interviewing activities on an average day, the survey shows that when someone was looking for a job they spent an average of only 2.48 hours of the day doing so. …

According to BLS, 96.7 percent of the unemployed spent time during the average day participating in “socializing, relaxing, and leisure” activities and spent, on average, 5.93 hours on those activities—or more than twice the number of hours they spent job searching.

All this leisure doesn’t leave much time for personal hygiene:

Only 71.9 percent of the unemployed washed, dressed and groomed themselves on the average day, according to BLS. That means that 28.1 percent of the unemployed did not wash, dress and groom themselves on the average day.

But at least the funemployed are getting lots of sleep:

On average, they dedicated 9.24 hours to that activity.

One day the EBT cards are going to run dry. Millions of people will have to adjust quickly to taking responsibility for their own lives. Or they could just riot and loot. Given the caliber of the people they vote for, which do you suppose is more likely to occur?

On a tip from Ben S. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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