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When People Give Up Looking for Work, What Do They Do?
Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/07/2014 | Sara Murray

Posted on 03/07/2014 10:46:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The job market may have reached a turning point in February when for the first time in nearly four years more of the unemployed found jobs than dropped out of the labor force.

Last month 10.5 million people were unemployed, including 3.8 million who have been out of work for six months or more. But those numbers only count the people who are out of work and still looking for jobs.

Even though February saw more people returning to the labor force, the percent of the population working or looking for work remains near a 30-year low due to millions of dropouts during the recession.

(Excerpt) Read more at stream.wsj.com ...


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KEYWORDS: jobs; unemployment
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1 posted on 03/07/2014 10:46:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They starve.

But Obama say that don’t matter...bring in more immigrants


2 posted on 03/07/2014 10:47:58 AM PST by Regulator
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To: SeekAndFind

They go back to Mom’s house, since apparently we’re “kids” until we’re 27.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 10:48:28 AM PST by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

I know some who went on 100% disability and now on Social Security.
I know others who had to tap their 401k even with the penalties.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 10:49:56 AM PST by Zathras
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To: SeekAndFind

FReep?


5 posted on 03/07/2014 10:50:18 AM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Last month 10.5 million people were unemployed, including 3.8 million who have been out of work for six months or more. But those numbers only count the people who are out of work and still looking for jobs.

And nor do these numbers reflect the millions of Americans doing Mcjobs. That is; part time jobs with no benefits simply because FUBO's economy has shut down full time jobs.

Trump had it right at yesterday's CPAC: The real unemployment figure is 22 percent.

6 posted on 03/07/2014 10:52:11 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Regulator

if they starve that means they are selling their EBT cards to buy smokes and drinks


7 posted on 03/07/2014 10:52:19 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: Regulator

RE: They starve.

Food stamps. They don’t starve.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 10:52:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What do they do? According to the new HOPE n CHANGERS, they become liberated to pursue their new interests in the liberal arts at the expense of the dwindling rest of us.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 10:53:06 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: Regulator

No remember,they go on Foodstamps. The Obama Administration says Foodstamps boost the economy.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 10:53:21 AM PST by upbeat5
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To: SeekAndFind

11 posted on 03/07/2014 10:55:15 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind
Go to family. Go to church organizations that give out food and clothing. Our church is part of an organization that weekly gives out food, clothing, etc. to needy families. We do not want for people coming in the doors. We go over there about every 8-9 weeks to do our turn. My wife and I normally buy about $200 worth of food stuffs to donate to the cause. We want to do more as we can. When our income tax comes in we are going to donate some of that. There are so many good people that simply are in desperate need. The majority of poor white people and many blacks.

It is all watched via computer with several other donation organizations. People can only come every 2 months and get a donation. That way, everyone gets covered and the same ones do not keep coming every week. They are all put into the computer. You must have some kind of ID so we can put you in and keep up with it. Sometimes you get people who come back before they are suppose to and are desperate. We interview them and then give them a few things. But, we do not give them a full grocery list. We have several stores that donate some of their out of date stock to us. Cereal, stuff like that that can still be eaten past the stock date. It is very sad, that a nation like America, has no jobs for people and that a political party like the stinking Dimocrats use these people as pons to get votes and keep these people starving. Really, in a country like ours, there should be plenty of jobs for people who truly want to work, to earn a living honorably, but this nation has gone to pot and uses people like animals. It makes me sick what this country has become. (And before you reply, yes, I know there are plenty of lazies, etc. out there who won't do what is right).

12 posted on 03/07/2014 10:55:47 AM PST by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I will only add that all day on the business channel, CNBC, they’ve been talking about the fact that thousands of jobs go begging because of an enormous shortage of “skilled” labor. Employers can’t find plumbers, electricians, welders or machinists. The Airlines can’t find FAA certified technicians to refurbish airplanes.

There’s a serious problem with training for the jobs that are available.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 10:56:16 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: Regulator

If you starve in America you are either too lazy to go get food stamps or too stoned to care.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 10:56:35 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a thriving under ground economy were everything is cash or barter.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 10:56:41 AM PST by MCF
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To: SeekAndFind

The dems don’t care. They drop off the rolls of the people looking for work and don’t show up in the numbers broadcast every month.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 10:56:48 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

We pay for them.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 10:57:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: albie

We should raise the voting age to 28.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 10:57:14 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: null and void
FReep?

Winner! Winner!
Chicken dinner

19 posted on 03/07/2014 10:59:27 AM PST by BipolarBob
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To: SeekAndFind

Unemployed two years except for a 10 month contract job. I saved every cent, sold my McMansion and downsized into something I could pay cash for. My biggest expense is taxes, diesel, and food. I’m living on savings. I’d like to write for a living. I’ve put six novels on-line. (Here they are, if you’re interested.)

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&field-author=Bern%20Pearson&page=1&rh=n%3A133140011%2Cp_27%3ABern%20Pearson


20 posted on 03/07/2014 11:00:44 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

The real unemployment rate has been stuck at 11.5% for many months now.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 11:01:06 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: SeekAndFind
That "stream" url is horrible. Try this one.
22 posted on 03/07/2014 11:03:03 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: SeekAndFind

A lot of them did what I did. They retired early. All of the jobs that Obama claims to have created stem from retirees who would otherwise still be working.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 11:03:04 AM PST by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sit around the house, get high and watch the tube.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 11:04:18 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: RWGinger

TRUE Story.....a local guy called a radio station here and told this story.....

He was shopping at the local WINCO and saw these obviously homeless guys buying cases and cases of water.....and they used EBT cards. He checked out after them...but, when he went outside, he saw them at the can/bottle recycling center attached to the store....yep...emptying the bottles of water and getting the 5 cents for each bottle. Evidently he then followed them, as they left, and they headed up the street to a local bar....


25 posted on 03/07/2014 11:04:51 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: RetiredArmy

My 18 year old son has been working since he was 15. There are plenty of jobs.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 11:05:28 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Rich21IE

That “dirty jobs” guy has a website devoted to getting training and jobs for people. It’s quite amazing.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 11:06:09 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Regulator

Nope... look for a ‘baby boom’ real soon.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 11:06:20 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: goodnesswins

Great sad story
Just think what whoever thought of that scam could do if he turned his efforts to real work.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 11:06:37 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: Excellence

Can you give me his website url, please....


30 posted on 03/07/2014 11:06:57 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: SeekAndFind

(personally) been looking since last May, countless applications, numerous interviews, .....nothing...anyone in Northern NJ looking for a driver? (western morris eastern Warren)...parts, point to point, car dealerships?....seems if your over a certain age...you screwed
Employers have the advantage of picking out of say 100...two or three who they deem perfect.
BUT IN ANY CASE YOU MUST KEEP LOOKING.....


31 posted on 03/07/2014 11:07:46 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Rich21IE

I’m a retired machinist. I’ve seen some of these adds They are looking for “Purple Squirrels”.
They want you to be a machinist (manual and CNC), electrician,(including PLC’s diagnostics), fitter, welder, and be available for all three shifts. Then they offer $18.00 an hour.


32 posted on 03/07/2014 11:08:03 AM PST by MCF
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s easy to answer. Simply go to your local DFS office and notice the line of people getting food stamps.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 11:08:18 AM PST by lesko
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To: Zathras

During my off and off tech contracting period of a couple years, I burned a small 401k and my piddly little state retirement savings. I was broke, ripped off on my final pay by a company I regretted ever dealing with, and had no prospects at the time.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 11:08:30 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: goodnesswins

My son is a cashier in a grocery store. He was curious why people buy so much heat-&-eat food and expensive meat with an EBT.
Answer: Easy to convert to cash. You can sell those microwave meals to anyone. Meat can be repackaged, frozen and delivered to your “customers” every month.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 11:09:22 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: SeekAndFind

Move to red states. I know it’s easier said than done, but several of my friends have had luck in Arizona. That being said, there is real age discrimination out there. My thoughts and prayers go out to my brotheres and sisters over 50.


36 posted on 03/07/2014 11:12:27 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: AppyPappy

Or go to cool El Paso and run into a great big hassle.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 11:18:13 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: unixfox

stoned people don’t starve:

MALLOMARS!!!!


38 posted on 03/07/2014 11:19:06 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Zathras

Bingo. I know a guy who is not all that old, and has some marketable construction skills. He weaseled his way onto disability and food stamps. Sent the wife off to wait tables under the counter. He spends his days sitting around drinking beer and watching porn.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 11:19:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jim Robinson
We should raise the voting age to 28.

Try 47


40 posted on 03/07/2014 11:21:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

I see all the starve, get disability, EBT cards solutions mentioned here-but the one I see-and do myself-where I live is become contract labor, and take whatever you can get for work-construction, yard work, ranch work, whatever. It may not be in a warm building, with paycheck and perqs, but it is work and enough money to buy groceries and pay rent...


41 posted on 03/07/2014 11:22:07 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SeekAndFind
If Reagan (or someone like him) was president, they would and did find jobs. That's what happens in a growing economy.

A socialist economy is a zero sum game where the government picks winners and losers. Eventually everyone (except the ruling class) becomes losers.

42 posted on 03/07/2014 11:22:25 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: MCF

And if they cannot find what they want, they will pay more. If they are satisfied and the employee is satisfied (or they would leave) then $18 is the right amount. If they are quality and they do not want to lose them, they will pay more

We have recently raised our entry level warehouse workers to $15/hour, in an attempt to get higher quality people. The $11/hour workers weren’t “cutting it” (slow, not smart, lazy, often late)


43 posted on 03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST by cantbetooconservative (I miss Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably depends on the age of the jobseekers/unemployed.

When the recession hit hard in this area, we had friends in their 60’s and knew of others in the same age bracket lose their jobs.

There were zero full time jobs for people with a good work history.

Those 62 and older started on SS, and started with drawing from their IRAs which wasn’t good due the stock market bust.

Years later, many have part time jobs and they have given up on any hope for a full time job.

We keep hearing about people going on disability, and with all of the ads on TV re lawyers to help one get on disability, that may be a new career path.

Younger ones have moved back in with parents. A mini construction boom the past couple of years in this area has been building of so called Grannie stand alone “apartments” in the parents back yards or connecting to the main house via a back of the house construction. Those moving in are young and not grannies.

Since the first of the year, I have posted about our new early rush hour traffic. It happens during the work week from about 1:30 pm to 3 pm. We see a lot vehicles with one or two adults in vehicles in mini traffic jams. They appear to be people going home from work.

One our younger relatives has benefited from these new early rush hours. It still takes him the same amount of time to get to work, about an hour. Now on his return trip, he gets home about 15 to 20+ minutes earlier than last year.
His wife has had to move her shopping time from the 1:30 to 3 pm bracket due to the mini rush hours in their area to earlier or later to avoid the traffic.


44 posted on 03/07/2014 11:22:56 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Regulator

I suspect an underground economy. That many people out of work and no riots...


45 posted on 03/07/2014 11:23:03 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Doogle
democrats and Obama keep letting in 3rd world immigrant maggots who keep taking our jobs. they will let in 100 million more immigrants if Amnesty passes. any reading that number don't buy then do the research, chain migration, etc. and believe it's true

we sit on our asses . the time for action is here protests,,succession etc. .i’m ready

46 posted on 03/07/2014 11:27:00 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: TurboZamboni
Or go to cool El Paso and run into a great big hassle.

Better be able to speak espanol, amigo.

47 posted on 03/07/2014 11:27:23 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: SeekAndFind
When People Give Up Looking for Work, What Do They Do?

I suspect that their confidence becomes shattered, their self-esteem implodes, and their physical health turns to mush, if their unemployment becomes long-term.

48 posted on 03/07/2014 11:28:18 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Vigilanteman

agree , good post

and they are letting in millions of 3rd world maggot immigrants legal and illegal, professionals(doctors , iT etc) as well as maids and construction workers when there are no jobs for Americans


49 posted on 03/07/2014 11:29:38 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: MCF

“They want you to be a machinist (manual and CNC), electrician,(including PLC’s diagnostics), fitter, welder, and be available for all three shifts. Then they offer $18.00 an hour.”

You beat me to it... Skilled manual labor pay rates, requiring many many years to hone those skills, have been dropping. It is not a lack of qualified individuals, but rather an abundance of illegal foreign nationals willing to work for so much less pay. IMHO


50 posted on 03/07/2014 11:31:30 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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