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Jon Ham
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40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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The share of Americans working or looking for a job was unchanged at 62.8 percent.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/business/economy/may-jobs-report-economy.html

Jeebus. What a life to have 100% free time all the time considering the average white collar/office worker today is trying to avoid bringing work home with them and often losing that battle.


MEd LSU
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re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
i dont click on liberal rag links and i don't believeanyone from northwest r kansas


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NIH
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
We need more programs


StringedInstruments
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
Does this include children? Retired people?


CaptSpaulding
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re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
Apparently Chicken is one of them.


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MorbidTheClown
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re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
those 40% must work for td.com


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el Gaucho
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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We need more programs

Time for trump to open up the camps


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TeddyPadillac
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2010
13833 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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Does this include children? Retired people?



You're not supposed to use your brain dumbass. Just accept this stat as fact without thinking, then make irrational assumptions based upon it.


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Jon Ham
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jun 2011
19817 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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Does this include children? Retired people?


Yes, the 1 to 10 year old demographic is really bringing that number down.

No you dumbass.


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cyarrr
Prairieville
Member since Jun 2017
551 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work


The article says 62.8 % are working or looking for work. Are children, retirees, the infirmed… included in the remaining 37%? Serious question, does this represent all Americans or just those who are capable and expected to be in the work force?

Edit, I see that you answered somebody else in another post. I think it is a legitmate question though, the article said Americans not Americans who are expected to be in the work force. I would think those who are under the age of 18 and over the age of 65 would make up a substantial amount of the remaining percentage if they are in fact included.
This post was edited on 6/7 at 2:39 pm


MLCLyons
Member since Nov 2012
3330 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
15% of our population is age 65+ so that's a large portion of that 40%. Not to mention people who retired early, are disabled, unable to work for some reason etc. This number will probably grow as the boomers continue to retire.


Diseasefreeforall
Miami (FL) Fan
St Clair Co
Member since Oct 2012
170 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
The labor force participation rate only counts people who can be expected to look for work so little kids, retirees, students and stay at home parents don't count.


cyarrr
Prairieville
Member since Jun 2017
551 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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The labor force participation rate only counts people who can be expected to look for work so little kids, retirees, students and stay at home parents don't count.


That makes sense, but the article wasn’t clear. The quote below is from a 2018 article that gives a breakdown of who is not working and why.

“Here's the breakdown of the 95 million Americans who weren't working, according to the latest figures from the Atlanta Federal Reserve, which conducted a review based on figures through September:
-- 94.6 million people above the age of 16 were out of the workforce.
Of those:
-- 44.5 million were retired.
-- 14.5 million were in school or job training.
-- 12.8 million were taking care of a loved one.
-- 15.3 million weren't working because of an illness or disability.
In all, of the 94.6 million not working, 87.1 million were retired, in school, taking care of a loved one or physically unable to work.
That leaves 7.5 million people. What about them?
Of those, 1.6 million had looked for a job in the past year or wanted a job but had given up searching for more than a year. And 5.9 million workers listed "other" as a reason for not wanting or having a job. We don't know much about these workers.”


Saskwatch
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2016
6092 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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are disabled


Pretty broad term... getting broader every year


DaleBrown
Member since May 2019
172 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
My company has hired a bunch in the past 2 years. We went from 30 people to 50.


CoachChappy
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Boudin Capitol of the World
Member since May 2013
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re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work

And 99% of them are democrats


Sweltering Chill
Wofford Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1073 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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people who retired early,




This probably throws the numbers off.. i know a few people who retired early, in their 40s and 50s (one in his 30s), and this is a growing movement in America, FIRE (Financially Independent, Retired Early).. hope to add my name to the list eventually.. if they’re including these people as ‘expected to be in the workforce’ (whatever the frick that means), then the numbers are inaccurate.


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MLCLyons
Member since Nov 2012
3330 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
15% of our population is age 65+ so that's a large portion of that 40%. Not to mention people who retired early, are disabled, unable to work for some reason etc. This number will probably grow as the boomers continue to retire.


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MLCLyons
Member since Nov 2012
3330 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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And 99% of them are democrats



99% of retired people are democrats...gotcha. 99% of students going to school on daddy's dime and thus don't need to work are democrats. 99% of wives who play tennis all day while their rich husbands work are democrats.


This site is filled with so many fricking morons. The propaganda that is fed to this country about the number of people on welfare and who those people are is staggering, but not as staggering as the number of people who believe it. Fox News isn't news, it's opinion.


OysterPoBoy
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BR
Member since Jul 2013
14895 posts

re: 40% of Americans aren’t working or looking for work
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What a life to have 100% free time all the time considering the average white collar/office worker today is trying to avoid bringing work home with them and often losing that battle.


It’s women baw. If you’re ok with taking a penis I’m sure you could find some guy to support you.


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