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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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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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