The country continues to fret about unemployment. Millions want jobs, and millions of business owners want those people to have jobs so that they’ll buy products. Most business owners, though, don’t want to be the ones hiring.
That’s where the government has stepped in. Of course, government can’t do much immediately. Local and national politicians have said they want to push for improvements in education, but the money isn’t there for anything dramatic—like completely overhaul education to improve America’s skilled work force—and they certainly can’t raise taxes, or they’ll never get reelected. So the best the government could do immediately was to hire a bunch of temporary census workers. And for many, that stint of employment has ended, which led to June’s lackluster unemployment report.