Tea Partiers and OWSers: Who Needs to Get a Job?

In fact their employment level is about the same, but a lot more of the OWSers are working for a living.

How can that be? Retirement.

the Wall Street Journal found:

… the proportion of protesters unemployed (15%) is within single digits of the national unemployment rate (9.1%).

Professor Hector R. Cordero-Guzman and business analyst Harrison Schultz from the Baruch College School of Public Affair puts the unemployment rate of the Occupy protesters at 13.1%.  In other words, approximately 85% employment rate.

In contrast, a 2010 New York Times CBS News poll found that only 56% of members of the Tea party were employed (question 105).

… 32% of the Tea Party members surveyed are retired.

Add those up, and 88% of Tea Partiers are employed or retired. Assume that 3% of OWSers are retired, and the numbers are the same.

But there is a big difference: a lot more Tea Partiers are protesting in their leisure time. OWSers are putting in extra hours after work.

via Most “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters HAVE Jobs | The Big Picture.