I made a comment this past week here at lottery post about the unemployment figures.
I stated along the lines that people who have run out of unemployment benefits or seeking work need to all go to the unemployment office and apply for available jobs. This way they are put back into the system as being unemployed to be counted in the monthly figures. Who knows they may find a job too.
Well I was just listening to Rush by chance for a few minutes and caught the conversation of a caller Rush was speaking with. The caller was speaking on the same subject as I commented about being counted. From what I heard Rush was under the impression you had to be collecting unemployment benefits to go to the unemployment office to seek work. You do not as I understand it.
When I came to S.C. in the early 90s I went to the unemployment office even though I was not collecting unemployment to file my paper work to be put in the data base as seeking work. I did find a job too.
So someone had the same idea to bring these unemployed figures up where they should be.
At least it got on national radio for the idea to spread.