Volume 29, Number 3

Unemployment Numbers

The most recent report put unemployment at 3.8%—

At Walmart, I learn
statistics are made for repeating

I say, No one said
these are good jobs

I’m barking
at a deaf choir

No, they listen
just selectively

3.8% unemployment
means why is X not working

Means why is X on welfare
Means why is X—

At Walmart, I learn
96.2% of the job is showing up

—Mark Danowsky