08/09/2013 10:13 am ET

9 Facts About Part-Time Workers That Should Freak You Out


Politicians like to talk about the middle-class jobs they can and will create, if only given the chance. But thus far this year, it appears few of them have been able to make good on those promises. Altogether, roughly three-fourth of the jobs created in 2013 have been part-time, according to the government's most recent jobs report.

That's a problem. Part-time jobs tend to provide fewer benefits, fewer protections and a greater chance of depression. But if you still aren't convinced you should be worried by the country's part-time recovery, here are some other reasons for concern:

9 Scary Facts About Part-Time Workers