In Age of Obama Number of Americans Giving Up Looking for Work At Record High of 94,031,000

by Warner Todd Huston | September 4, 2015 10:55 am

Obama has decimated jobs in America today. It’s been so bad that a record high number of 94,031,000 have simply given up and dropped out of the work force sure that they won’t be able to find a job in the age of Obama.

Worse, this number continues to grow[1]. IT has yet to top off!

A record 94,031,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — 261,000 more than July — and the labor force participation rate stayed stuck at 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, for a third straight month in August, the Labor Department reported on Friday, as the nation heads into the Labor Day weekend.

The number of Americans not in the labor force has continued to rise, partly because of retiring baby-boomers and fewer workers entering the workforce.

In August, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 251,096,000. Of those, 157,065,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.

The 157,065,000 who participated in the labor force equaled only 62.6 percent of the 251,096,000 civilian noninstitutional population — the same as it was in July and June. Not since October 1977, when the participation rate dropped to 62.4, has the percentage been this low.

Obama has destroyed our economy.

Endnotes:
  1. this number continues to grow: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/record-94031000-americans-not-labor-force-participation-rate-stuck-38-year

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