Skip to comments.America Isnít Working: More than One in Six Men Between 25 and 54 Is Without a Job
Posted on 02/10/2014 5:22:47 PM PST by grundle
Here is one of the most alarming signs that the U.S. economy is still far from healthy: More than one in six men between 25 and 54 years old the prime working years arent working. Thats 10.4 million men, more than double the population of the city of Los Angeles.
Some of them are looking for jobs. Two-thirds say they arent. Some are supported by families or friends; men without jobs are far less likely to be married than men with jobs. About 2 million of these prime-age men are on Social Security Disability Insurance.
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When the economy took a crap I started my own business. Didn’t cry and won’t look back. I recommend it to everyone.
That’s a stupid way of putting it. Include all working age men and 1 out of 4 aren’t working. That’s a huge number when you consider the large number of baby boomers.
Apparently in the new nobamaworld, to work is to be a chump.
Too many slobs capable of working that won’t.
shhh.. don’t tell anyone
here, why don’t you get stoned instead
- all dems everywhere
Thanks to Obama’s policies, 19.3 million Americans have been freed of job lock, freed of the stress of working, and freed from The System. They can count on welfare and ObamaCare forever, and if they aspire to advancement, they can vote for increased benefits. Obama promised Change, and he delivered. I imagine even more Americans will leave the work force over the next three years as we transition to a socialist utopia. I wonder if we’re going to go with a national socialist or soviet socialist model.
Graduating from high school is NO guarantee that a minority can read, write, spell--or pass a drug test.
Giving minorities "gift" master's degrees is S.O.P., and I witnessed that FIRST HAND with said student above who KNEW he would get the "dream" job though he COULDN'T read, write or spell.
I don't know about the drugs--none of my business.
I DID tell him that this "gift" master's degree would come back and bite him in the butt, as when he will write something he will look like the ILLITERATE that he was.
He WILL be obliged to have to ask someone to write the simplest letter, memo or answer to an e-mail. He nodded and smiled.
I told him that he would get the job but that he would not keep it or get promoted. For proof of his incompetency ANYONE in his "office" could vouch for his illiteracy. He was DOOMED. I told him so and he, yep, you got it, nodded and smiled.
No doubt he is back in the projects selling drugs or just taking in his welfare checks. I wonder if he had the honesty to admit that I was right.
Back when Bush was being trashed for 5% unemployment and “McJobs” who knew that “funemployment” would be the next media buzzword?
Who is John Galt?
They won't because they won't wash toilets, bus dishes, sweep streets, haul trash or wash cars. Anything like the above is BENEATH them.
They KNOW that the
MASSAH federal government will keep them on the dole, begging for the rest of their lives, hands out for the hand-out.
Unfortunately they will probably breed like rabbits and bring forth more of the same.
Too many of the last vestiges of the American Indians go down that same path.
The one thing they OFTEN have in common: NOT MY FAULT!!
It's the fault of those nasty, straight, mean, Christian, awful, white, terrible males in this country.
During Obama’s initial proposal to extend Unemployment to 99 weeks, he paraded a well-dressed, athletic-looking male in his 30s to preach the necessity of the extension. It was infuriating.
Lazy jackwagons don’t want a job. They only want a paycheck. Uncle sugar is providing that
Why work when you gets the welfare?
For those that don't have a history book handy, 21% unemployment, just 5% more, rate was the peak unemployment rate at the depths of the Great Depression .
In the 30’s we the unemployed men working in the WPA building Hoover Dam. Now we have unemployed men sitting around living on welfare checks paid for with money borrowed from the Chinese and the Arabs.
You assume he's not getting a paycheck from the government...
That’s reality, but in the never, never land of kenyan/ indoenesian commie usurper emperor Hussein 0bama, unemployment is only 6.6% and dropping.
The wh and pelosi gave declared this is a good thing.
So we have 17% unemployment for men in the 25 -54 age bracket.
It ‘s more like over 30% in the 18 to 24 age bracket and well over 17% in the 55 - 65 year old age bracket.
Sum total, more than 1 in 5 or over 20% of men from the age of 18-65 are unemployed.
Folks, those are Great Depression level unemployment numbers.
The stores are full of foreign made goods, while Americans sit idle.
Raise the import tariffs, and lower the income tax by an equal amount. This would put Americans back to work, restore American industries which we need to defend ourselves, raise government revenues from more people working, lower government outlays from fewer people on safety net programs.
And, based on my interviews of many of these folks as a triage interviewer at a local food/clothing bank, I posit that at least 30% are on SSDI fraudulently.
They lose their job, go on unemployment and simultaneously apply for SSDI. They get a good SSDI lawyer that knows how to work the system. It may take a year or more to be approved for SSDI. No problem, because in the meantime they are collecting unemployment pay. End of day, they're getting a monthly check from you and me for the rest of their life.
SSDI is the new welfare.
“I told him that he would get the job but that he would not keep it or get promoted.... He was DOOMED.”
you are so wrong, i’m afraid. when he isn’t hired, or promoted if hired, he will file a discrimination complaint, and win. that’s how it will work, and does work. he cannot be fired for the same reasons, but might be encouraged to apply for other jobs with his current boss providing him with a glowing reference.
Back in the projects? Ha! He probably has a high-paying job in the Obama administration.
These are supposed to be a man’s prime working years, and the primary reason to exist for men of any age is to be doing something, that is, working.
Therefore, this translates to AT LEAST a 17% unemployment rate.
IT and load the brown trucks.
Keeps the mind sharp and the belly flat.
As companies trim the fat to stay competitive the tokens are the first to go; in the end, a company wants to know you can help it make money - and the tokens are just measures taken to prevent lawsuits. They provide no value to a company at all.
“They won’t because they won’t wash toilets, bus dishes, sweep streets, haul trash or wash cars. Anything like the above is BENEATH them.”
In my area those jobs aren’t open to Americans; employers would rather cut costs by using illegals. Less taxes, paperwork, safety requirements, etc.
Wherever he is I wish him well.
John Galt is very destructive.
The current choice is America or China.
China is winning. Bring back jobs to America.
QUESTION: Wouldn't preventing lawsuits be of SOME value to a company?
That is a win-win for all since the illegals get cash and pay no federal taxes on their income and the employers get cheap labor and pay for no health or unemployment benefits.
It's ILLEGAL and WRONG but why let little things like that get in the way?
John Galt is not a banker or government economist after all, except in an overly large work of fiction. Such fictitious character hasn’t done a day’s real work in his life. He’s more of a “people person.”
Men who are a subset of the lowly, now effectively unemployed pool of consumers are the real inventors, builders and maintainers. The effete, in contrast, are dreaming and passing gas again.
The big picture is to play out the clock and hurry the boomers along. Then when all that’s left are the feedlot stock, the moslem pod people will have no opposition. America is now part of the ash heap of history since it is no longer a Christian nation.
“QUESTION: Wouldn’t preventing lawsuits be of SOME value to a company?”
Yes, it does; companies simply retain other “preferred minorities” that meet the criterion set by the courts (but actually offer some value beyond the lawyer-repellent). In my area that would be Hispanics and women.
That would be in the West or Southwest--California.
Not sure what this is in response to; that wasn’t my comment. ?
Then it was MY error, pure and simple. :o)
No worries; just didn’t want any misunderstanding. FRegards!