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Disappearing male workers are not a joke
New York Post ^ | 01/13/2014 | Terry Keenan

Posted on 01/13/2014 7:34:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Quick question: What was the most startling element of the dreary December jobs report?

If you said it was that everyone seemed to have forgotten the fact that it tends to snow around Christmas, thus skewing the data — an idea supported by the White House — you’d be wrong.

The real shocker was the continued deterioration in labor participation by those who should be in the prime of their working lives — young and middle-age males.

While the labor-force participation rate dipped to a 36-year low, the trend for middle-age males was even more worrisome.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jobs; jobsmarket; unemployment

1 posted on 01/13/2014 7:34:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Men Are ‘On Strike’ Throughout The U.S.: What Are The Causes? (More John Galt than Peter Pan?)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3111054/posts

Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3111083/posts


2 posted on 01/13/2014 7:36:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since a working father, like a stable marriage, is a key component of entry into and membership in the middle class, the Democrat war on the middle class must necessarily include a war on marriage and a war on fathers.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 7:38:43 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was surfing youtube the other day, just fascinated by some early 1900's industrial revolution clips and a compare/contrast with modern (seemed to be 1960's/70's) industrial activity and it occured to me...

I have a mild case of emphasema and though I can't do any heavy lifting anymore, I COULD'A been a machine operator .... IF there were any machines to operate.

DAMN all the rules and regs over the years that killed industry in America.

4 posted on 01/13/2014 7:40:33 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Good point


5 posted on 01/13/2014 7:42:03 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Started my own business ten years ago. Closed it this past spring. Living off my wits, some stock trading, and “non retirement” savings.

I am the definition of Galt.

I am on zero government assistance.

I dread the thought of working in some PC bull crap office.

My wife likes to come home to a nice house and a wonderful dinner.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 7:46:03 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: knarf

Soon we will be like the basin of Africa, nothing but waste land and it is starting in places like Detroit. There is too much cess pool media brain washing the younger generation about all the misdeeds of the founding fathers, the rise of our industrial empire that was created by few that spent their own fortunes ot make this country what it was. The marxist left in this country use all the language that marx and engels put in the manifesto to destroy this once great nation.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 7:49:48 AM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Men in general, mainly WHITE, have been under siege for decades


8 posted on 01/13/2014 7:58:40 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: SeekAndFind
Disappearing male workers
So what? Everyone knows the best man for a job is a wo-man.
9 posted on 01/13/2014 7:58:51 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like my neighbor. Milking disability, sitting around at home, drinking beer and watching porn.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 8:05:01 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 12th_Monkey

I’m a white guy. I don’t care who tries to attack me and diminish me.

Just the other day a coworker was recoiling at some offensive thing she saw (I didn’t say it or write it). I told her bluntly that there’s a problem with her taking some deep offense at something and advocating corrective action.

It was simply that she didn’t have the power or influence to tell people what they could or couldn’t say.

She can attack all she wants, but that’s not to say she is effective.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 8:08:11 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It would take some research, but I would hypothesize the following to explain the decline in Male employment rate is driven largely by African-American Males.

Black males are disproportionately employed by government. Given that public employment has slowed, this has dried up the primary opportunity for Black Males. Conversely, Black female have higher employment rates in the private sector. This is why female employment rates rebounded.

12 posted on 01/13/2014 8:11:19 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SeekAndFind

My group at work consist of 3 Viet ladies, a Chinese lady, a Portugese lady and myself.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 8:12:29 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bkmk


14 posted on 01/13/2014 8:13:22 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: SeekAndFind
The drop in the overall worker-participation rate, to 62.8 percent, is due solely to men, not women, dropping out of the job market. ...More women in management...less men hired?......any connection?.
15 posted on 01/13/2014 8:15:38 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Ted Grant

Men got to stand up...

Case and point, myself and 3 others were accused of some trumped up BS and we all had to set across for HR people and some others high ups...guess what? All were women, so the scene was very surreal, big conference table, 4 men on one side, 5 women on the other.

In the end, we made our case and turned it all back on one of the 3 accusers....

Going in, didn’t think we had a chance even if we were in the right. Gotta fight, can’t cave or cower.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 8:16:58 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why should men be motivated to go to work if women are doing them?

Any time a traditionally male-dominated activity has women join it men eventually flee.

Now why is that?


17 posted on 01/13/2014 8:22:05 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: SeekAndFind

Feminazis are happy.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 8:23:15 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Male participation rate has been declining since the 1950's. this is nothing new...


19 posted on 01/13/2014 8:29:18 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The participation rate for women is also declining after it peaked in the 1990's:


20 posted on 01/13/2014 8:31:03 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Wyatt's Torch

The women’s movement and the war on men, the women won and in the process succeeded in promoting and electing democrats and a dictator, thus destroying the economy and the middle class.

They will blame it on men in the long run and will soon be looking for ways to hire men to do the grunt work at slave wages while retaining their own status and power.

The one thing they probably are not thinking about is that women, with their normal social and emotional habits will find that they are inclined to start tearing each other apart to maintain their positions of power. I know any number of women who have told me in no uncertain terms that they hate working for other women because the women in charge are closed minded, jealous of their position and will protect their territory viciously. They all want to be the sole source of power and decision making and once they have that power they protect it at all costs and seek more.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 8:47:34 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Any time a traditionally male-dominated activity has women join it men eventually flee.

Now why is that?

Among my Native American ancestors, it was common knowledge that all the women in the village had their monthly periods at about the same time.

And, by some strange coincidence, all the men and boys in the village would take off for at least a week long hunting, fishing and camping trip at that time, leaving behind only the boys too small or the men too old to keep up.

22 posted on 01/13/2014 8:56:19 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

I remember reading a year 2000 US Census statistic that the number of women in households full-time jumped 13% from 1990 to 2000. This seems to correspond with your data.

It’s possible we could infer from both that even more women are staying home to be full-time housewives/mothers.

It kind of makes me question the statistic of 100 million+ that have stopped looking for work in the US. What percentage of that number are women who have decided voluntarily to stay home full-time?


23 posted on 01/13/2014 9:00:13 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Vigilanteman

ROFLMAO! Surprise, surprise!


24 posted on 01/13/2014 9:01:39 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Vigilanteman

Heard this years ago: “The typical Native American loves his guns, his hunting, & his pickup truck. In this regard he is more redneck than redskin.”


25 posted on 01/13/2014 9:16:08 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 12th_Monkey

Absolutely.

You want to fight? You’ve come to the right place. I’m a nice and affable guy at work, but I won’t lay down and get railroaded for nonsense.

I reserve all rights. Maybe I will see them in court.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 9:37:05 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Jack Hydrazine
It kind of makes me question the statistic of 100 million+ that have stopped looking for work in the US. What percentage of that number are women who have decided voluntarily to stay home full-time?

Good observation. In fact the participation rate has declined almost commensurate with women leaving the workforce.

Certainly a lot by choice. A lot of it structural (women participation rate started increasing in the 60's and 70's. Those people are now near retirement age.) Certainly some not by choice (very weak economy)

BTW this data is from the Federal Reserve of St. Louis database.

27 posted on 01/13/2014 9:54:12 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Part of it is probably the retirement of women since the Baby Boomers started retiring in 2011 but I tend to think that younger women are staying home, too.

This could be a very good development!

Thanks for sharing that data.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 10:03:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Vermont Lt
My wife likes to come home to a nice house and a wonderful dinner.

I do too. If you are in Georgia, maybe you will help me out a little.

29 posted on 01/13/2014 10:41:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Seeee, they even had mad cow disease back THEN!


30 posted on 01/13/2014 10:53:24 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SgtHooper

Don’t tell the women that! You are so in trouble, Sarge!


31 posted on 01/13/2014 10:55:34 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz..I admire you and your reputation greatly. I would even cook you dinner. But I belong to my wife and no matter how much you flatter me, that’s all yer gettin’.


32 posted on 01/13/2014 2:47:38 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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