How do you tell the difference?
I think the problem is they all want to be given jobs, they wont degrade themselves into starting their own crappy business, even if it would be slightly profitable. Which isn't necessarily bad, I don't like seeing old women being maids or cleaning windows, like it is in some countries.
It's always been good politics to denigrate the unemployed. In general people seem to envy the unemployed. Though i personally cannot understand why. Living a life of poverty is not my idea of fun.
You consider elected officials as working themselves?