Why Work Anymore?
February 21, 2017
President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 5 of 20). Capable adults who are neither employed nor unemployed are not in the labor force. Those who have no job and are no longer looking for a job are counted by the Department of Labor in the Not-in-Labor-Force category. From January 2000 to January 2017, the Not-in-Labor-Force cadre grew from 68,655,000 to 95,102,000, an increase of 26.4 million citizens who more often than not become dependent on public/familial assistance. Today, the number of citizens in the Not-in-Labor-Force is 12-times the number in the “Officially” Unemployed U3 category. This great disparity is rarely
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