It sounds more sensible and clear to me that what is reported now.My basic problem with all the employment numbers (as I alluded to on another thread recently), is that it ignores those who aren't on payroll but are working, and these people can be working a lot. A sole proprietor who isn't an S-Corp can be contributing quite a lot to the economy, but doesn't show up anywhere - UNLESS they hire people as direct employees (and not contractors). Even then, their own contribution to their business is essentially ignored as far as this reporting is concerned. Unless - as I did last year - they convert to an S-Corp and pay themselves payroll.As we move more and more to a contractor-based model, the payroll numbers will be less and less relevant. There are too may people working as 1099's, not W2's.