ObamaCare Is Lowering Part-Time Workers’ Hours

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from NCPA,

Something odd is happening to the workweek, unpublished data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) show. Even as the number of people working has grown by 2.2 million, or 1.6 percent, over the past year, the number clocking 30 to 34 hours a week has shrunk. In the second quarter, the number of workers putting in 30 to 34 hours at their primary job fell by a monthly average of 146,500, or 1.4 percent, from a year earlier, says Investor’s Business Daily.

By comparison, the number working 25-29 hours per week in their primary job rose by 119,000, or 2.7 percent.

This oddity has an obvious explanation: ObamaCare’s employer mandate applies only to full-time workers, which the law defines as 30 hours per week.

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