Skip to comments.When People Give Up Looking for Work, What Do They Do?
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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But Obama say that don’t matter...bring in more immigrants
They go back to Mom’s house, since apparently we’re “kids” until we’re 27.
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.
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.
if they starve that means they are selling their EBT cards to buy smokes and drinks
RE: They starve.
Food stamps. They don’t starve.
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.
No remember,they go on Foodstamps. The Obama Administration says Foodstamps boost the economy.
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 We have several stores that donate some of their out of date stock to us.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).
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.
If you starve in America you are either too lazy to go get food stamps or too stoned to care.
There is a thriving under ground economy were everything is cash or barter.
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.
We pay for them.
We should raise the voting age to 28.
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.)
The real unemployment rate has been stuck at 11.5% for many months now.
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.
Sit around the house, get high and watch the tube.
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....
My 18 year old son has been working since he was 15. There are plenty of jobs.
That “dirty jobs” guy has a website devoted to getting training and jobs for people. It’s quite amazing.
Nope... look for a ‘baby boom’ real soon.
Great sad story
Just think what whoever thought of that scam could do if he turned his efforts to real work.
Can you give me his website url, please....
(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.....
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.
That’s easy to answer. Simply go to your local DFS office and notice the line of people getting food stamps.
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.
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.
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.
Or go to cool El Paso and run into a great big hassle.
stoned people don’t starve:
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.
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...
A socialist economy is a zero sum game where the government picks winners and losers. Eventually everyone (except the ruling class) becomes losers.
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)
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.
I suspect an underground economy. That many people out of work and no riots...
we sit on our asses . the time for action is here protests,,succession etc. .i’m ready
Better be able to speak espanol, amigo.
I suspect that their confidence becomes shattered, their self-esteem implodes, and their physical health turns to mush, if their unemployment becomes long-term.
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
“They want you to be a machinist (manual and CNC), electrician,(including PLCs 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