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The Economy's Missing Workers
Economic Policy Institute ^ | 10 January 2014 | Heidi N Moore

Posted on 01/10/2014 3:41:10 PM PST by Lorianne

If we counted "missing" workers in the unemployment rate, it would be 10%, says EPI.

[Article consists of mostly charts and graphs]

(Excerpt) Read more at epi.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: economy; obamaconomy; obamalies

1 posted on 01/10/2014 3:41:10 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

The 7% makes absolutely no sense to me...


2 posted on 01/10/2014 3:44:12 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

It just dropped to 6.7% ... according to the government.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 3:45:50 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne
Simply as a public service, I am posting a link to EPI's Board of Directors. Enjoy.
4 posted on 01/10/2014 3:49:12 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Thanks for that.

Given the board of directors, the article is all the more interesting as they are painting quite a different picture from “the administration”.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 3:53:53 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

People Not In Labor Force Soar To Record 91.8 Million; Participation Rate Plunges To 1978 Levels

I wonder what percentile have gone Galt?

6 posted on 01/10/2014 3:58:28 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Lorianne

Thanks for that.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 3:59:09 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Lorianne

Sadly, I know EPI all too well. I commend them for creating and publicizing this new metric. Unfortunately, EPI’s policy recommendations based upon it will be all-too-familiar leftist tripe.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 4:00:57 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Lorianne

Boehner, Ryan and the GOPee establishment will be working hard to replace all those “missing workers” soon.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 4:05:26 PM PST by chickenlips (Karl Rove: The Donut Whisperer)
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To: Lorianne

The Disappeared.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 4:13:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Lorianne

August 2011 bozobama said ‘climbing steep road to recovery didn’t know it would be that steep’ his fixation on cars, ditches, bumps, riding in the back, reverse and forward should have included four wheel drive? Gee Haw come up mule.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 5:27:37 PM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Lorianne

so, all Obama needs is about 3 million more to drop out of the work force to have what’s considered “full employment” ?


12 posted on 01/10/2014 5:50:25 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

That seems to be the case!

Or else everyone will have part-time jobs. Since the government counts part time jobs the same as full time jobs, if we share all the jobs well be at 100% employment!


13 posted on 01/10/2014 7:31:14 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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