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90,609,000: Americans Not in Labor Force Climbs to Another Record
cns news ^ | 10/22/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 10/22/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation's labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The BLS counts a person as participating in the labor force if they are 16 years or older and either have a job or have actively sought a job in the last four weeks. A person is not participating in the labor force if they are 16 or older and have not sought a job in the last four weeks.

In from July to August, according to BLS, Americans not participating in the labor force climbed from 89,957,000 to 90,473,000, pushing past 90,000,000 for the first time, with a one month increase of 516,000.

In September, it climbed again to 90,609,000, an increase of 136,000 during the month.

In January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, there were 80,507,000 Americans not in the labor force. Thus, the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 10,102,000 during Obama's presidency.

The labor force participation rate, which is the percentage of the non-institutionalized population 16 years or older who either have a job or actively sought one in the last four weeks, was 63.2 percent in September. That was unchanged from August.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans; force; jobs; labor; record; unemployment

1 posted on 10/22/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 10/22/2013 11:32:49 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Judging by the number of young fathers out pushing strollers on Monday morning I have no problem believing this.


3 posted on 10/22/2013 11:37:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum
“...the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 10,102,000 during Obama’s presidency”

He has done a fine job increasing his voting base.

4 posted on 10/22/2013 11:40:53 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Nachum

But I thought the just published unemployment figures for September was down to 7.2%


5 posted on 10/22/2013 11:48:34 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: duckman

7.2%: those people who were only looking for work on Monday’s and Thursdays.


6 posted on 10/22/2013 11:58:57 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

DEADBEATS! (sarc)


7 posted on 10/22/2013 12:03:06 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Nachum

Wait... you’re telling me that nearly 1/3 of Americans are unemployed? Remove another 1/3 due to age or other factors, and you’re left with approximately 100M Americans supporting 200M Americans.

This is painful to even consider.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 12:05:36 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Nachum

9 posted on 10/22/2013 12:05:52 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: rarestia
Wait... you’re telling me that nearly 1/3 of Americans are unemployed? Remove another 1/3 due to age or other factors, and you’re left with approximately 100M Americans supporting 200M Americans.

And half those are working for the government.

10 posted on 10/22/2013 12:10:27 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

But government defined ‘unemployment’ went down!

Great news!


11 posted on 10/22/2013 12:18:43 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Nachum
And half those are working for the government.

So 50M Americans supporting 300M Americans.

Take out strippers, bartenders, convenience store clerks and taxi drivers, and you're down to 25 million.

Take out gay rights activists, NAACP and other race hustlers, ACORN successor voter fraud consultants, and community organizers, and you're down to 12 million.

Take out attorneys, lobbyists, used car and electronics salesmen, and self-help speakers, and you're down to 5 million.

Take out those who use tax loopholes to avoid any payment of income tax at all, and that leaves JUST YOU AND ME, NACHUM!

And I'm about to take an extended vacation, so keep up the good work!

12 posted on 10/22/2013 12:31:00 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Nachum

But who is going to pay for their healthcare?


13 posted on 10/22/2013 12:34:21 PM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Nachum
Ahhhhh, that's 90 million unemployed out of 330 million citizens, 27% of all Americans.

If the adult population is 250 million, then 90 million unemployed is 36% of the adult population.

So howcum 0bama touts 7.2% lies, lies, lies?

14 posted on 10/22/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: LucianOfSamasota

lol


15 posted on 10/22/2013 12:42:18 PM PDT by TomasUSMC
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To: Nachum

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

U3 Data: 7.2% (90 mllion people missing)
vs
U6 Data: 14.6% (all factors included)


16 posted on 10/22/2013 12:50:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Nachum
"The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation's labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000..."

And yet we have tens of millions of illegal aliens in the labor force. But hey, we're not supposed to connect those dots.

Ogina is "focused on jobs like a laser." Like a LASER, I tell you!

17 posted on 10/22/2013 12:59:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Nachum; All

“Thus, the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 10,102,000 during Obama’s presidency.”

All by design, Comrade. All. By. Design.


18 posted on 10/22/2013 1:45:10 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

LOL! Good one!


19 posted on 10/22/2013 1:46:41 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

That’s why I snort whenever some lib touts their own righteousness over “sustainability”.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 1:47:38 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

That’s why every taxpayer owes $130,000 of the federal debt. It’d be about 1/3rd of that owed per person if everyone else was working and paying income tax.


21 posted on 10/22/2013 1:49:25 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Windflier
Ogina is "focused on jobs like a laser." Like a LASER, I tell you!

Lasers burn things. Oblahblah said EXACTLY what he meant, but everyone thinks he means what they themselves want him to mean.

22 posted on 10/22/2013 2:02:55 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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