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Data suggest many teens who aren't working chose not to look
http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 02/19/2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 02/19/2014 4:24:32 AM PST by massmike

Many job seekers have dropped out of the labor force not because they've gotten discouraged, but by choice.

The unemployment rate has been declining, in part because of a declining labor participation rate. A new analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray and Christmas finds the biggest decline in labor force participation is among 16- to 19-year-olds. It's down to a record low 30.4 percent.

But contrary to reports that job seekers have gotten discouraged and dropped out, many of them just don't want a job. Of the 11.6 million teens not in the labor force, only about 8.3 percent said they want a job. Less than one percent indicated they were discouraged.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 0hmaybealittleblow; nudger; rich; unemployment

1 posted on 02/19/2014 4:24:32 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

They are just enjoying their new found freedom.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 4:26:24 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: massmike

They must have finally figured out what “FICA” means on their shrunken pay checks and have decided not to finance the elderly by working when they don’t have to.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 4:31:37 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: massmike


4 posted on 02/19/2014 4:37:22 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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nudger rich


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5 posted on 02/19/2014 4:38:02 AM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: massmike

Well this works two ways for the Dems:

First it provides some cover for their failed economic policies.

Second they can now spend billions of dollars on programs to encourage teenagers to work.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 4:38:24 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: massmike

They’ve absorbed the lesson of Obama’s remade America: Don’t work and be a chump. Live a life of leisure, let your parents support you, and let the government take from others for your future needs, and all that it asks it that you vote Rat.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 4:38:50 AM PST by Truth29
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To: massmike

I remember when was 14. Every Saturday I’d get dressed in a long sleeved shirt and tie and visit every grocery store for miles around. I’d talk to the managers and get turned down. I was very discouraged as I’d made dozens of visits to the same stores. Then, one Saturday I walked into a store where several people hadn’t shown up for work. The place was in chaos with the manager and all the office people running a cash registers. I walked up and started my spiel and the manager said, “Can you start now?” I grabbed a bag and started packing. I worked five hours that night. I became that store’s longest serving employee; until I graduated from college.

Persistence.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 4:41:06 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: massmike
“...8.3 percent said they want a job. Less than one percent indicated they were discouraged.”

I remember growing up and my brother couldn't get his hands on money fast enough.

In the summer he loved to go and caddy! He was very underweight for his height and age. (He was hyper thyroid and SO incredibly thin and underweight, that when he was drafted for Viet Nam... they wouldn't take him...BUT he'd hike out to the local golf course every day and caddy(12 miles distant). Sometimes he'd get home after dark. But he'd always show us a wad of cash and he had a devilish glee in doing that.

He saved it and ALWAYS had money... at a very young age. He got and never lost the habit of succeeding and knowing how to get money! The joke about him was; ‘he's like a cat and even if you throw him off a 10 story building, he'll land on his feet!’

He laughed at other kids who didn't (couldn't) figure it out, and had to get money from their parents.

9 posted on 02/19/2014 4:42:35 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: massmike

One word: Welfare


10 posted on 02/19/2014 4:54:41 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: massmike
Anyone remember Maynard G Krebs?


11 posted on 02/19/2014 4:57:17 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: txrefugee

Yeah LoL. More likely, all snugly in front of the X box and mom and dad are giving everything to Precious Little Snowflake.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 4:58:04 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Kozak

NAILED it!

Someone post a Captain Obvious photo. You have a perfect storm of young people not working:

1. I still maintain that all the tats and bizarre piercings, weird hairstyles and colors are an attempt to KEEP from getting hired.

2. Today’s NONparents (especially the divorced or baby daddy types) are in a competition to see who can spoil Junior or Sally the most.

3. Families are a matriarchy today so FEELINGS and having mommykins spe-shul snowflake stay protected and provided for at home are a must! Dad types with their discipline had BETTER butt out or else mommy and the kid will sic Child Protective on papa bear.

4. A “child” age 21+ can still enable mom to get “child” support (aka mommy payments) from dad in many states all the way through remedial high school community college. This is mostly due to Junior not being required to do homework/classwork by mommy in grade school. Spe-shul snowflake doesn’t like to do anything that isn’t FUN. Mom pumps the kid full of ADHD meds and anti-depressants in lieu of fresh air, nutritious meals, chores and discipline.

5. Last but not least, Obozo’s economy killing policies.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 5:18:14 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: massmike

The implication here is there are jobs in the Obama economy - its our fault the unemployment rate is so high.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 5:20:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: massmike

This just shows that kids aren’t utterly stupid. Or at least not stupid enough to become “wage slaves”, with no hope for advancement, improvement, savings, or anything else involved in the “pursuit of happiness”.

Other things that go parallel with this are that kids are not buying cars they cannot afford. More and more adult children are living with their parents instead of foolishly mortgaging terribly inflated homes, or using half their net income to pay rent in an economy apartment. After half of their gross income has already been taken away to feed the bloated beast of Washington, D.C.

These kids are smart enough to only invest in a future worth investing in. Too many avaricious vultures want too much of their prosperity, to the point where walking down the street, the first armed robber takes your money, the next one takes your shoes, the next one takes your clothes, and the one after that both beats you and tells you that next time, you had better have something they can steal, or they will beat and maybe murder you.

It’s just not worth it to walk down that street anymore.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 5:23:02 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: PoloSec

> Second they can now spend billions of dollars on programs to encourage teenagers to work.

^ Government waste in a nutshell


16 posted on 02/19/2014 5:37:02 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: massmike

Cool, dude! We finally have an excuse my dad will have to buy!


17 posted on 02/19/2014 5:49:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: massmike
Worse yet. A lot of adults are choosing to not work. The Welfare State / Socialist culture has made collecting government checks a career choice. Kids who never learned the work ethic are most susceptible to living this way. But a lot of lazy adults are too. We are getting to the point where a huge chunk of the country thinks its just fine to live their lives off the labor of someone else.
18 posted on 02/19/2014 5:56:00 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: massmike
I would imagine this resonates in MA, after years of Romneycare. "Children" up until the age of 27 can stay on their parents health insurance with just a few conditions, none of them involve being responsible young adults. They get food stamps and free phones. They can do household chores for the parents, and with very little money and free pharmaceutical meds get by quite nicely. Now they can get Medicaid when they're too old for their parents insurance plan.

It's a crime. Back in the 1960s and 1970s MA was where a person who wanted to work was always able to get by.

19 posted on 02/19/2014 6:05:17 AM PST by grania
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To: massmike

Well when you consider that the jobs most would expect to start out in are being held by middle-aged Mexicans and laid-off 50 year olds then it’s understandable.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 6:23:41 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Gen.Blather

I dropped a resume a week for the job I have now. I guess they were tired of seeing my emails and resumes and called me in for a interview
patience and faith in God.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:50 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: massmike

“The unemployment rate has been declining, in part because of a declining labor participation rate.”

Not “in part”, but entirely. There has not been an increase in employment in any measure.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 6:55:06 AM PST by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: massmike

They keep hearing how there are no jobs out there, and don’t waste time looking. King Barack the First’s plan is working, Comrades!


23 posted on 02/19/2014 7:05:11 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Kozak

“Yeah LoL. More likely, all snugly in front of the X box and mom and dad are giving everything to Precious Little Snowflake.”

Yep, that’s my 23 year old nephew all right. He can’t cook, clean, repair, maintain, or do any sort of paperwork; not even sure if he can drive. He’ll still be living at home when his parents croak, and then after that I guess he’ll become yet another burden on the taxpapers, or at least a burden on the Fed printing presses if they are still turning out anything valued more than toilet paper by then.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 8:23:34 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: massmike

My kids can attest to that. I have two adult daughters. Both moved back to where we used to live before the economy forced me to move several states away.

One just moved there in December. She got a temp job at an insurance office within about 3 weeks. She was then hired part time at Krispy Kreme. On day one, she decided she didn’t like it and had an interview at Walgreen, where she was hired for 30 hours a week. She told htem she was compelled to give two weeks notice at KK. The Walgreen manager was very impressed by that.

It ain’t hard if you try.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 9:43:01 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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