NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Forecasters expect that the Labor Department on Friday will report the economy added 175,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate remained steady at 7.4%. That would be in line with the pace of recent months; recent jobs gains, however, have been heavily weighted toward part-time positions.Since January, 936,000 additional Americans have reported working part time, while only 27,000 more say they have obtained full-time positions. The shift to part-time workers, partially a reaction to ObamaCare health insurance mandates, puts downward pressure on wages and benefits in low-paying industries, like retailing and restaurants, and widens income inequality.
Has America Become a Part-time Nation?
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