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America Isnít Working: More than One in Six Men Between 25 and 54 Is Without a Job
brookings.edu ^ | February 6, 2014 | David Wessel

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 – aren’t working. That’s 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 aren’t. 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.


(Excerpt) Read more at brookings.edu ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: unemployment

1 posted on 02/10/2014 5:22:47 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

When the economy took a crap I started my own business. Didn’t cry and won’t look back. I recommend it to everyone.


2 posted on 02/10/2014 5:25:46 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: grundle

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.


3 posted on 02/10/2014 5:27:19 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge

Apparently in the new nobamaworld, to work is to be a chump.


4 posted on 02/10/2014 5:31:25 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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Too many slobs capable of working that won’t.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 5:34:16 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: grundle

shhh.. don’t tell anyone

here, why don’t you get stoned instead

- all dems everywhere


6 posted on 02/10/2014 5:35:50 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: grundle

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.


7 posted on 02/10/2014 5:36:50 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: grundle
We've done this before.
A student of mine asked me to correct his master's thesis. The FIRST paragraph of two or three sentences has FIFTY ERRORS in grammar and spelling. I didn't even LOOK at punctuation. He handed his thesis in AS IS...and got his master's degree.

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.

8 posted on 02/10/2014 5:37:30 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: grundle

Back when Bush was being trashed for 5% unemployment and “McJobs” who knew that “funemployment” would be the next media buzzword?


9 posted on 02/10/2014 5:38:13 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: grundle

Who is John Galt?


10 posted on 02/10/2014 5:44:17 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Gene Eric
Too many slobs capable of working that won’t.

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.

.

YAWN....

11 posted on 02/10/2014 5:46:01 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

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.


12 posted on 02/10/2014 5:51:14 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: grundle

Lazy jackwagons don’t want a job. They only want a paycheck. Uncle sugar is providing that


13 posted on 02/10/2014 5:55:08 PM PST by Figment
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To: hal ogen

Why work when you gets the welfare?


14 posted on 02/10/2014 5:55:28 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: grundle
For those who don't have a calculator handy, one in six men out of work is a 17% unemployment rate.

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.

15 posted on 02/10/2014 5:55:53 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: cloudmountain
I told him that he would get the job but that he would not keep it or get promoted.

You assume he's not getting a paycheck from the government...

16 posted on 02/10/2014 5:57:53 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: grundle

That’s reality, but in the never, never land of kenyan/ indoenesian commie usurper emperor Hussein 0bama, unemployment is only 6.6% and dropping.


17 posted on 02/10/2014 6:01:04 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: henkster

The wh and pelosi gave declared this is a good thing.


18 posted on 02/10/2014 6:01:33 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: grundle

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.


19 posted on 02/10/2014 6:02:08 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: grundle

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.


20 posted on 02/10/2014 6:11:57 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: grundle
About 2 million of these prime-age men are on Social Security Disability Insurance.

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.

21 posted on 02/10/2014 6:34:39 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: hal ogen
Apparently in the new nobamaworld, to work is to be a chump.


22 posted on 02/10/2014 6:49:07 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: cloudmountain

“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.


23 posted on 02/10/2014 6:54:42 PM PST by IWONDR
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To: cloudmountain

Back in the projects? Ha! He probably has a high-paying job in the Obama administration.


24 posted on 02/10/2014 9:37:17 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: grundle
Hey, don't despair, the unemployment rate is dropping. At this rate we'll have 1 in 100 working and 0% unemployment. Is this a great country or what??
25 posted on 02/10/2014 10:06:43 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: grundle

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.


26 posted on 02/10/2014 10:19:43 PM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: grundle
I'm 55 and got 2 jobs!

IT and load the brown trucks.

Keeps the mind sharp and the belly flat.

27 posted on 02/11/2014 3:22:23 AM PST by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: cloudmountain

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.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 4:03:27 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: cloudmountain

“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.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 4:05:57 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: informavoracious
Back in the projects? Ha! He probably has a high-paying job in the Obama administration.

Wherever he is I wish him well.

30 posted on 02/11/2014 6:09:37 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: familyop

John Galt is very destructive.

The current choice is America or China.

China is winning. Bring back jobs to America.

Now.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 6:11:45 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: kearnyirish2
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.

WELL PUT.

QUESTION: Wouldn't preventing lawsuits be of SOME value to a company?

32 posted on 02/11/2014 6:19:34 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: kearnyirish2
In my area those jobs aren’t open to Americans; employers would rather cut costs by using illegals. Less taxes, paperwork, safety requirements, etc.

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?

33 posted on 02/11/2014 6:23:26 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 8:51:04 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: subterfuge

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.


35 posted on 02/11/2014 8:56:16 AM PST by x_plus_one (The harvest is great but the workers are few. Salman Rushdie is right.)
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To: cloudmountain

“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.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 4:38:43 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
You're a pedantic, sophomoric ASS of the first order.

That would be in the West or Southwest--California.

37 posted on 02/11/2014 8:36:20 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Not sure what this is in response to; that wasn’t my comment. ?


38 posted on 02/12/2014 3:35:16 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
Not sure what this is in response to; that wasn’t my comment.

Then it was MY error, pure and simple. :o)
Thanks.

39 posted on 02/12/2014 11:00:36 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

No worries; just didn’t want any misunderstanding. FRegards!


40 posted on 02/13/2014 5:23:25 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

FRegards, :o)


41 posted on 02/13/2014 4:41:36 PM PST by cloudmountain
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