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This Is What Employment In America Really Looks Like…
The Economic Collapse ^ | 6 April 2014 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 04/07/2014 7:01:21 PM PDT by Errant

The level of employment in the United States has been declining since the year 2000. There have been moments when things have appeared to have been getting better for a short period of time, and then the decline has resumed. Thanks to the offshoring of millions of jobs, the replacement of millions of workers with technology and the overall weakness of the U.S. economy, the percentage of Americans that are actually working is significantly lower than it was when this century began. And even though things have stabilized at a reduced level over the past few years, it is only a matter of time until the next major wave of the economic collapse strikes and the employment level goes even lower. And the truth is that more good jobs are being lost every single day in America. For example, as you will read about below, Warren Buffett is shutting down a Fruit of the Loom factory in Kentucky and moving it to Honduras just so that he can make a little bit more money. We see this kind of betrayal over and over again, and it is absolutely ripping the middle class of America to shreds.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collapse; economy; jobs; unemployment
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1 posted on 04/07/2014 7:01:23 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

We are enduring the illusion of freedom and prosperity.

It won’t last much longer.

Nothing that is happening gives me any hope for better times.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 7:10:31 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Errant

‘Disability’ for too many is welfare that goes on and on and on until the country goes broke.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 7:12:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: Errant
What employment in China looks like:

Hereafter, sending our manufacturing base and millions of jobs to Asia will be known as a really stupid thing to have done.

4 posted on 04/07/2014 7:18:09 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

They certainly eat better than kids in our public schools these days.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 7:18:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sequoyah101

There will be better times ahead. Between now and then, best prepare for the worst.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 7:21:08 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Last Dakotan
What employment in China looks like:

What a great job, I love Chinese food!


7 posted on 04/07/2014 7:23:31 PM PDT by 867V309 (Obammy = LIAR)
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To: Errant
"The level of employment in the United States has been declining since the year" 1973.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 7:23:59 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Errant

How long? Why will it change? The current generation of indoctrinated children will have to pass and their children and their children.

How long did God make the Israel wander in the desert after they had sinned the great sin? Until the children of the children of the sinners were dead as I recall.

I won’t live to see it. You won’t either.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 7:29:46 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Last Dakotan

HEY DOWNER DEBBIE!. WE ARE GOING TO FIX THINGS NEXT ELECTION!


10 posted on 04/07/2014 7:35:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Sequoyah101

I don’t think things will ever be like they were during our lifetime. I think we’re seeing the end of an age. The next one will be far different, IMO.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 7:35:45 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

‘DEADBEATS’

Did I make it in first?? ;-)


12 posted on 04/07/2014 7:37:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Errant

And on that I agree.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 7:37:39 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Kartographer

Nope... ;)


14 posted on 04/07/2014 7:38:02 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Last Dakotan
and what you're looking at is prolly one lunch shift of three for one shift of the day, ie it looks like that nine times a day... also that might be for only one plant on a campus of several different plants

think Foxconn

Foxconn's largest factory worldwide is in Longhua, Shenzhen, where hundreds of thousands of workers (varying counts include 230,000,[19] 300,000,[21] and 450,000[22]) are employed at the Longhua Science & Technology Park, a walled campus[8] sometimes referred to as "Foxconn City"[23] or "iPod City".[24] Covering about 1.16 square miles (3 square km),[25] it includes 15 factories,[23] worker dormitories, a swimming pool,[26] a fire brigade,[8] its own television network (Foxconn TV),[8] and a city centre with a grocery store, bank, restaurants, bookstore, and hospital.

15 posted on 04/07/2014 7:43:44 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 867V309
What a great job, I love Chinese food!

You get a biscuit...

"A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day."

http://underthemountainbunker.com/2012/01/23/why-apple-chooses-china-over-the-u-s-to-manufacture-its-iphones-its-not-wages/

16 posted on 04/07/2014 8:02:35 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Errant

There is a way out of this mess, but I am pessimistic that the American people will take the right fork in the road ahead.

Taxman’s suggestion:

1.) Throw all sitting RINO and LIEberal (both Democrat and Republican) Congressmen and Senators out of office in November. That should give Real Americans a veto-proof majority in the House and the Senate.

2.) Enact the FairTax in January, 2015.

3.) Tell Ophonbama AND his entire administration to kiss our ass and get our of our way! We are in control! You are superfluous, and are in the FReeping way!


17 posted on 04/07/2014 8:08:55 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

So...there is no action available, other than survival?


18 posted on 04/07/2014 8:13:39 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Last Dakotan

This is what employment in America will look like. Labor the world over will be paid the prevailing worldwide wage. And they will do what their betters tell them or they will starve. This is the new world order.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 8:43:45 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Errant

Looks like the Myans were right, 2012 was the end of the last age.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 8:46:32 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Last Dakotan

I’m surprised I haven’t heard anything from the globalist free traitors on this thread, FR sure has plenty of them.
I worked in a factory with twenty thousand strong in Ohio in 1988. That’s the year democrats through the erisa ruling changed pension vesting rights from ten years to five years.
There was a great exodus of manufacturing after that.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 8:46:45 PM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: All

WSJ weekend edition stated that only 60.3% of people age 19 and older are working in this country.

Way down from 2000.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: warsaw44

A third of Americans are not working and that number is increasing exponentially. You’ll find several pages from any source you choose. It was 80.9 million the day Obama took office, 90 million a year ago this March and now 101 million. You can see it’s progessing very rapidly and if it’s true 10,000 baby boomers a day are retiring now that’s only 3.6 million a year. What happened to the other 7.4 million this last year. So where did those people go?


23 posted on 04/07/2014 9:02:41 PM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: Errant; Sequoyah101

Errant, listen to this: http://www.wnyc.org/story/how-collaborative-economy-could-change-capitalism/

We have thirty years of jobs left, during which the remaining people with jobs will be employed to complete the infrastructure for the computer run automated manufacturing and service economy.

Then those people will be out of work, too.

Then what? The author isn’t sure then what, but none of his guesses sound appealing at all.

I figure just about everybody will be unemployed, and the government will give us all an equal number of ration cards to exchange for machine supplied goods and services.

We will all be on the dole. Equally. Technology means the end of capitalism.

It’s been happening to us for years, and it’s happening now.

Computer driven cars will be a reality in a few years.

People won’t even be able to get jobs driving a cab.

Cargo ships will soon be operating without crews.

Cashiers are being replaced by self-serve scanners.

Everywhere you turn jobs are being replaced by technology.

First it was manual labor.

Now technology is replacing jobs in the knowledge economy.

When you see major corporations going belly up because technology is obsoleting their goods and services, what chance has the average—or even above average—citizen of surviving this process?

Just about none.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 10:35:37 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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25 posted on 04/07/2014 10:43:17 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Last Dakotan
Hereafter, sending our manufacturing base and millions of jobs to Asia will be known as a really stupid thing to have done.

Translation of really stupid thing we have done = shopping at Walmart.

26 posted on 04/08/2014 12:15:52 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Kartographer

Hah! I had to laugh! Someone brought up “disability” before I could blink.


27 posted on 04/08/2014 3:02:06 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

It’s the dream of the so-called robber-barons of old. When geography is no longer a barrier, everyone “competes” with countless multitudes around the world for table scraps. IMO, this is why morals matter more than economics, and why economism is not conservative.


28 posted on 04/08/2014 3:14:44 AM PDT by Mmmike
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To: Mmmike

Well said.


29 posted on 04/08/2014 4:37:10 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: RedHeeler

LOL! Well, surely we must survive!

Nothing short of abolishing the income tax and the IRS will work well.


30 posted on 04/08/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: OftheOhio
I’m surprised I haven’t heard anything from the globalist free traitors on this thread, FR sure has plenty of them.

They've quieted down greatly. Losing arguments tend to do that.

31 posted on 04/08/2014 6:59:09 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: OftheOhio

Well, that is one thing I never understood at all: if the unemployment numbers do not reflect people no longer on assistance - and they are no longer counted - just where are they?

How are they supporting themselves? It can’t be possible for them all to be receiving SS at any given age so how the heck are they putting food on the table?


32 posted on 04/08/2014 6:37:31 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Errant
Thanks to the offshoring of millions of jobs, the replacement of millions of workers with technology and the overall weakness of the U.S. economy, the percentage of Americans that are actually working is significantly lower than it was when this century began.

Thanks to Bush Big Government followed by Obama Marxism.

33 posted on 04/08/2014 6:41:20 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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