For Every Person Added to Labor Force, 10 Added to Those Not in Labor Force

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    What do you call those not in the labor force?
    And how are they tallied?
     
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    The 'not in the labor force' group is defined as the total civilian non-institutional population minus the labor force."

    Seems kind of padded and non specific to me.
     
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    Record 88,921,000 Americans


    If that is too complicated for you, there are always pictures which show the percentage of our total population that works has been dropping precipitously:

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    Job creation is not even keeping up with population growth.

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    You didn't have a problem when the BLS used those numbers to declare that unemployment dropped under 8%.
     
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    Yep, it's easy to get numbers down, just don't count them. Or allow a large state not to report, either way seems to work.
     
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    Well, they have to get unemployment numbers down somehow. If you can't create jobs, the next best thing is to wait till people fall into the invisible category and no longer count. I think many Americans feel like we no longer matter to our elected employees. Bad part is that those elected critters got it in their heads that they are rulers, not public servants. I think they need a strong reminder about what their duties really are and who they need to answer to.
     

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