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Porn Kills Jobs

by Ken Arnold on Fri 6 September 2013

Actually, it seems like porn killed a lot of this month’s unemployment figures. It goes like this:

  1. Porn star tests positive for HIV.
  2. Porn film industry pretty much shuts down while they figure out if anyone else was/is infected.
  3. At just this moment, the U.S. Labor Dept. is collecting its unemployment statistics.
  4. They find a lot of unemployed film industry folks.

So employment in the film industry has plummeted (film is film, porn or not). Which is one of the reasons the unemployment numbers look bad.

They have since gone back to work [it’s hard not to toss in some clever word play there, I want some credit for self control] so next month’s numbers should look better [still struggling].

P.S. This is not the driving factor, this month’s unemployment stats actually suck in any case, in many ways, as they have for years.

P.P.S. Interesting tidbit: Unemployment statistics are a poll. They are not a measure of unemployment claims filed or whatever. They call people to ask them if they’re working, and if not, if they are looking. People who aren’t looking are not measured. This is how they exclude stay-at-home-parents, or people taking extended vacation, or whatever. It does happen to also exclude people who have just given up. Just FYI.

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