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BLS: In 20% of American Families, No One Works
CNS News ^ | April 28, 2014 | Ali Meyer

Posted on 04/28/2014 7:37:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked.

A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent--no one had a job.

The BLS designates a person as “employed” if “during the survey reference week” they “(a) did any work at all as paid employees; (b) worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; (c) or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family.”

Members of the 16,127,000 families in which no one held jobs could have been either unemployed or not in the labor force. BLS designates a person as unemployed if they did not have a job but were actively seeking one. BLS designates someone as not in the labor force if they did not have a job and were not actively seeking one. (An elderly couple, in which both the husband and wife are retired, would count as a family in which no one held a job.)

Of the 80,445,000 families in the United States in 2013, there were 7,685,000—or about 9.6 percent—in which at least one family member unemployed.

The BLS has been tracking data on employment in families since 1995. That year, the percent of families in which no one had a job was 18.8 percent. The percentage hit an all-time high of 20.2 percent in 2011. It held steady at 20 percent in in 2012 and 2013.

The data on employment in families is based on Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey of the civilian noninstitutional population, which includes people 16 and older, who are not on active duty in the military or in an institution such as a prison, nursing home or mental hospital.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: employment; jobs; liberalagenda; unemployment; waronfamily; waronmen; waronwomen; welfare

1 posted on 04/28/2014 7:37:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need the minimum wage to be raised to make their lives better.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 7:46:36 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do we really need a BLS?


3 posted on 04/28/2014 7:48:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: sickoflibs

Raise the import tariffs, and bring jobs back to America. Cut the income tax by an equal amount.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 7:48:50 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This IS obamas “mission accomplished” statistic.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 7:49:52 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: sickoflibs

They DO work! They sit and wait for pollsters to call and they give Obama and the Democrats highest possible marks.

A few times per year they take a bus trip to a city hall or a political rally. Their arms get tired holding up SEIU-supplied signs they can’t read but they get a box lunch out of it and a day out of the house.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 7:54:14 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: All

I guess I can’t complain the UK anymore. They have this too. a permanent voting block for Labour


7 posted on 04/28/2014 7:57:52 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did they back out retired persons - or are they in the 16M?


8 posted on 04/28/2014 8:11:30 PM PDT by expat2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Daddy Government is taking care of them all.

People have changed expectations these days.

Exit question: how long until the 80% quit working to get into on the dolce vita?


9 posted on 04/28/2014 8:37:52 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Or do this:

http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com


10 posted on 04/28/2014 8:39:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Paladin2
Do we really need a BLS?

We need an honest BLS.

11 posted on 04/28/2014 9:55:10 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: expat2
Did they back out retired persons - or are they in the 16M?

No, they left them in.

It is sort of like the "employed" data where they also left in the retirees but counted them as "employed" because they had an income.

12 posted on 04/28/2014 10:00:26 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I assume this includes the family at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. — The Beard, Mr. Bottom, Sushi, Malawi, and MIL from Hell.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 12:38:44 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Fai Mao

In the sweet old country where I come from
Nobody ever works
Yeah nothing gets done
We hang fire, we hang fire


14 posted on 04/29/2014 12:45:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Work should be to meet your daily needs, not your wants. If this were the standard many more would join the ranks of the idle.

Excessive work is taxed away anyway, so why bother enriching others with your efforts?

Look at the time I got to get in the shower, I could be late for work!


15 posted on 04/29/2014 3:31:36 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: expat_panama

Hmmm, 1 out of 5 families has no one in the work force according to BLS.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 3:52:27 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: DannyTN

Lots of folks aren’t working because they don’t want to work..


17 posted on 04/29/2014 4:30:55 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Donald Sterling is a typical white liberal elite democrat - New York Times won't share that truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
looking at the report, it doesn't say how long is the unemployment.

It also looks like “non-sampling” data is really just a guess.

plus, whatever the heck this means...

There is about a 90-percent chance, or level of confidence, that an estimate based on a sample will differ by no more than 1.6 standard errors from the true population value because of sampling error.

with no corresponding caveat for non-sampling.br /

18 posted on 04/29/2014 5:04:57 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But... but... but... THE ONE has told me that the unemployment picture is improving and that less than 8% of people are out of work!


19 posted on 04/29/2014 5:34:57 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Chgogal
1 out of 5 families has no one in the work force according to BLS.

A trend worsening in the past half dozen years--

 

--and it's either because the 'no-earner' families are permanently living off gov't assistance (not good) or they're living off something else that they can't admit too (really not good).

20 posted on 04/29/2014 5:35:22 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: Sgt_Schultze

They’d look at it as

“in 20% of families, no one has to work”


21 posted on 04/29/2014 5:35:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: expat_panama
A trend worsening in the past half dozen years--

What else has happened during that period? Oh yes, a commie kenyan usurper's regime took power.

22 posted on 04/29/2014 5:39:29 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: GOPJ
"Lots of folks aren’t working because they don’t want to work.."

A lot of people were thrown out of work during the 2008 financial crisis under Bush's watch. Not saying it was Bush's fault it was decades in the making. But people didn't just suddenly wake up in 2008 and say, "I'm not going to work today". They got notified on a Friday, "You're not coming to work on Monday."

The jobs aren't there for people who want them. Before you can address the people who don't want to work, the economy has to have jobs for them. And we don't even have jobs for the ones that do want to work.

Bring back the industries first. Get people who want jobs working. Then do interventions for the people who for whatever reason aren't trying any more.

23 posted on 04/29/2014 7:56:42 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

I would like to see a racial breakdown of the folks who aren’t working...


24 posted on 04/29/2014 10:10:19 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Donald Sterling is a typical white liberal elite democrat - New York Times won't share that truth.)
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To: GOPJ
"I would like to see a racial breakdown of the folks who aren’t working..."

I'm convinced that restoring American industry will help everyone, minorities included. Working people aren't out shooting each other, or thugging or playing knockout games. They're paying taxes to the government instead of receiving support payments.

25 posted on 04/29/2014 10:20:41 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: GOPJ
"I would like to see a racial breakdown of the folks who aren’t working..."

I'm convinced that restoring American industry will help everyone, minorities included. Working people aren't out shooting each other, or thugging or playing knockout games. They're paying taxes to the government instead of receiving support payments.

26 posted on 04/29/2014 10:20:41 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All according to the Lefts agenda...
27 posted on 04/29/2014 10:26:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: expat2
Did they back out retired persons - or are they in the 16M?
From the article:
An elderly couple, in which both the husband and wife are retired, would count as a family in which no one held a job.
There is a world of moral difference between a never-hired person and a retired person - but there it is . . .

28 posted on 04/29/2014 2:54:51 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: DannyTN

> Working people aren’t out shooting each other, or thugging or playing knockout games. They’re paying taxes to the government instead of receiving support payments.

And, I might add, they are busy stocking up on ammo and food for when the cart stops moving in what will be a painful, and historically difficult and extended period of time in our nation’s history. Care to pick a name for this era ? Mega Depression or Barry’s Bonanza, perhaps ?

So many will be hurt by this, not by any least this 20% idle class.
( It would be helpful to know the % idle with the elderly figures removed )

And it will be no other than corrupt.gov who is wholly responsible, yet will remain held entirely unaccountable after the ‘unexpected’ colossal fall with a splat. This one particular point, I sincerely hope the most that I am wrong about. Many MUST answer to We the People at some point.

And yet, what are the odds that 53%, or more will so gleefully vote for the next evil genius Hitlary who will finish driving the bus faster toward and off the last exit on the Interstate at breakneck speed. Think she will care about her ‘legacy’ ? She’d just as well be infamous, but with the elite class when it finally breaks.

All the elite have to say is any variation of ‘I feel your pain’, and the electorate falls for it. Why does this nation accept liars as leaders, ever? !!

Until the true idle class is fundamentally educated and non-voting class is woken up, if either is even possible, nothing, especially the shrinking middle class, will stop brakeless.bus.gov, and it leaves but the question of when.

I sure would love to know the answer to THAT specific question, though.! WHEN ?!?

The odds do not favor turning the bus around.

GOPe will certainly have no plan for reversing brakeless.bus.gov. They will slow it down ever so slightly, and call it progress. Pffft!

If we, as a nation, and a movement, do not engage enough voting people to flush out every last incumbent official on every single level who has ever before served corrupt.gov, with VERY few exceptions, in the next three election cycles, then We the People won’t stop brakeless.bus.gov from hitting the cliff either which, of course, is the ultimate plan. I mean, what else could it possibly be?

COS might have helped, but I suspect it’s too slow of a process and we are out of time by the time we can achieve term limits, balanced budget, and nix the 17th sort of amendments. It would be revolutionary if we could achieve this result in short order, as it might SHOCK the system by the States actually asserting their rights and power for ONCE in the last 100 years. But this is not likely to be now, just as it has not been then. The States have been consumed by fedzilla.gov. Almost all 57 of them! I’ll leave it to the reader to figure out which ones haven’t totally sold out.

Prepare.
Have an exit strategy.
And please SURVIVE to help hang every last one of them separately, and then lead our nation back to its founding.

There should be a whole lot less moon bats to deal with on the other side, if that’s any consolation.

Free market growth is ultimately the only answer.

Elect to Eject
Resist and Reset

Thanks, and good luck. May God bless all of us.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 12:43:30 AM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable. Buy more ammo. 'This war is lost!' The worst is yet to come.)
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