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11,472,000 Americans Have Left Workforce Since Obama Took Office
CNS News.com ^ | August 1,2014 | Ali Meyer

Posted on 08/01/2014 6:39:27 AM PDT by Hojczyk

11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In July 2014, there were 92,001,000 Americans, 16 and over, who were classified as “not in the labor force,” meaning they not only did not have a job, but they didn’t actively seek one in the last four weeks.

This number has increased by 11,472,000 since January 2009, when the number of Americans not in the labor force was 80,529,000.

The number of Americans not in the labor force dropped slightly in July, down 119,000 from the 92,120,000 Americans not in the labor force in June.

The participation rate, which measures the percentage of the civilian non-institutional population that participated in the labor force by either having a job or actively seeking one, increased from 62.8 percent in June to 62.9 percent in July.

In July, the number of unemployed Americans increased by 197,000 (from 9,474,000 in June to 9,671,000 in July), meaning they did not have a job even though they were actively seeking one.

hile the number of unemployed increased in July, so did the number of employed Americans: In June, there were 146,221,000 employed Americans, and that number climbed to 146,352,000 in July, a one-month increase of 131,000.

The unemployment rate increased from 6.1 percent in June to 6.2 percent in July.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: unemployment; unemploymentrate

1 posted on 08/01/2014 6:39:27 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I really haven’t noticed any increase of poetry being released out there. I wonder what all these people are doing.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 6:40:59 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

and guess who took their jobs. msm left out the word ILLEGAL.

Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry
http://washingtonexaminer.com/shock-80-of-u.s.-population-growth-is-from-immigrants-resources-being-sucked-dry/article/2551464


3 posted on 08/01/2014 6:45:02 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Happy times are here again ..." to repeat an old refrain that might apply.
4 posted on 08/01/2014 6:46:01 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: Hojczyk

It was necessary for this crooked administration to “lose” that many workers or the true unemployment rate would be 12%. Even the lo-info Democrats may have caught on that Obama is a failure...but they would have re-elected him anyway because he’s half-Black and gives them Free Stuff.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 6:46:22 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Hojczyk
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6 posted on 08/01/2014 6:50:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I really haven’t noticed any increase of poetry being released out there. I wonder what all these people are doing.

1. Collecting welfare.
2. Watching the boobus toobus.

Next question?

7 posted on 08/01/2014 6:50:10 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’ve noticed an increase in “spray paint art” aka “graffitti” on business and school walls. Business must be boomin’ at Home Depot.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 7:17:33 AM PDT by albie
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To: cloudmountain

Some of us have been out of work over a year because of this disasterous economy. I do not collect welfare or watch the boob tube during the day - I am sending out resumes and going on job interviews and I have a contract for a book so the rest of the time I’m on the computer. No one, but no one, is hiring anyone over 55. We have run through our savings and are on the point of losing our home. This, after 40 years of being in the work force. This is not funny, this is not laziness, it is sheer disaster for this country.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 7:22:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GailA
It is LEGAL IMMIGRATION that is primarily driving our population growth and it has been doing so for 35 years. We have just had the two largest decades of LEGAL IMMIGRATION in our history. From 1990 to 2010 we had 27 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS enter this country. This does not include their US born children.

We bring in 1.1 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS a year compared to an average of 195,000 per year from 1921-1970. In 1970 one in 21 was foreign-born; today, it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years; and within a decade, it will be one in 7, the highest in our history.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 7:27:40 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Hojczyk

Just asking - does the figure include retirees, or only people of working age, e.g., under 65? If the figure includes retirees, they would need to be backed out in order to see the true numbers of working-age people who have dropped out.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 7:28:24 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

That’s what I’ve been wondering. These statistics don’t mean much without an age breakdown.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 7:31:38 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: miss marmelstein

“No one, but no one, is hiring anyone over 55.”

I am in my late 40s and am concerned about the age thing in my future. Thinking my next step would be to start a business but as one gets older, the fear of a financial screw up and not having the time to make up for it is scary.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 7:43:40 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: DonaldC

And, of course, now the stock market is tumbling, which is going to probably wreck my retirement funds!

The George Washington bridge in NYC has had to put up a special fence because of the suicides. This has got to be directly related to the economy. 35% of Americans are in collection. What a legacy for that bastard in Washington.

Good luck with you, btw. You’re still young and the economy can recover with a decent, good man in the WH!


14 posted on 08/01/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: DonaldC

In the ongoing Baraqqi Depression, employers have all the leverage. So yes, if you’re old, it’s gonna be a problem.

In a decent economy, experienced folks would be at a premium.
I remember when guys would retire and immediately start getting calls from recruiters for similar work.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 7:46:53 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Hojczyk
Urkel Mach II says,

“Did I do that?”

16 posted on 08/01/2014 7:59:57 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Hojczyk

Well actually I think it would be more accurate to say the workforce left 11,472,000 Americans behind after mr. mulato took office.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 8:28:38 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: GailA

“and guess who took their jobs. msm left out the word ILLEGAL.”

I would venture that most of those 11Mil jobs were lost through downsizing. We are in a depression er jobless recovery. There are likely close to 11 million less jobs out there. Illegals only do the low end stuff and a lot of it for cash so the govt does not even know about it. Although they have stolen the construction and a lot of the processing plant jobs.

I’m trying to figure out what miracle will have to be performed to build up 11 million new jobs.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 8:28:43 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hojczyk

Great news!

11.5 million people don’t HAVE to work to support their lifestyles anymore.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 8:29:24 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: Hojczyk

I have been laid off twice since Obama became Pres. The first time was in June of 2009. Didn’t find a job until Nov.
I went from making $30 an hr to $19.50 an hr. Then in Jan of 2010 the company that laid me off asked me to come back to work, but at a lower pay than before. They offered $24 an hr. I jumped all over it. Sadly, I was laid off again in June of 2011. Found another job that I love doing but the pay sucked. $16.47 an hr. Took it any way, and 3 years later I’ve been promoted twice and am now making $31 an hr.
I consider myself one of the lucky ones, I’ve been able to recover. I feel bad for those who haven’t.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

>>Just asking - does the figure include retirees, or only people of working age, e.g., under 65?<<

Yes, it includes not only retirees, but high school students who are 16 or older, as well as college kids. The only group it excludes in the denominator is the institutionalized population, that being those in nursing homes primarily.

That said, the number was 66% before the 2009 recession, so about 3% of approximately 240 million people, or about 7 million people, have dropped out of the labor force who could still be working. The advancing age of the baby boomers probably accounts for the rest of the 11+ million increase in those no longer working.

And if you add that 7 million to the 9 million or so who can’t find jobs but are still looking, you’d get about an 11% unemployment rate.

Whether they dropped out because they gave up looking, or because they managed to get on disability, or because Obama gave them so many benefits they couldn’t resist, is not sorted out by these numbers, however.

Anyway, the 92 million figure is more or less a crock of bull that’s been pushed by conservatives who are ignorant of the definitions employed in developing the statistics. It sounds distressing, but it’s very misleading and we should quit using it as it’s so easily rebutted. If we concentrated on the answer to your question instead, as I did above, we’d have a better argument because the true unemployment rate is above 10% in this country compared to when Bush was president.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Norseman

Thanks.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 10:55:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: miss marmelstein
Some of us have been out of work over a year because of this disasterous economy. I do not collect welfare or watch the boob tube during the day - I am sending out resumes and going on job interviews and I have a contract for a book so the rest of the time I’m on the computer. No one, but no one, is hiring anyone over 55. We have run through our savings and are on the point of losing our home. This, after 40 years of being in the work force. This is not funny, this is not laziness, it is sheer disaster for this country.

Sorry to hear about that.

My husband went through that when we returned from the middle east after being away for five years.

He had an average boxful (from a grocery store) of rejection notices because he sent out hundreds of resumes.

He used to say that when he went in for an interview he could SEE the look of disappointment on the faces of those 20-30 somethings who didn't want to see ANY gray hair. Their faces VISIBLY fell when they saw his partial gray hair and lined face. He was 46 years old. He DID keep his same hairline all his life, but the hair did get gray.
My husband DID dye his white eyebrows back to his normal medium brown color. THAT was the only reason he even got interviews.

It was a horrible time of our lives. We got over it but there were still "scars," that is, the disappointment of a changed country.

It was a horrible time for many Americans.
I had a group of friends who just didn't understand. They were all single women, had their locked-in jobs and simply "didn't get it." NO sympathy from them at all.
Now, all are retired.

1. One is 70, alone, and is still obese and hurts everywhere. 100% SLUG.
2. One shacked up with a married man for 44 years and HE's dead and she's alone. The ONLY reason she still has the house is because MY MOTHER convinced her to file a "quick claim" so that she would have SOMETHING besides her retirement when her shack up died. The REAL wife made out like a bandit--retirement, social security, the whole nine yards. She also hurts because she was a SLUG.
3. One finally married an Arab and she is continually shuttling between here and Algeria. Oh whoopee.
I got her into Weight Watchers and she is still un-obese. I AM happy for her.

They were so cocky and unkind about my husband's problem it took me a long time to forgive them. I have forgiven them but they aren't my friends anymore.

BEST of luck to you. Stay close to your family, friends and JESUS.

23 posted on 08/01/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Thank you so much for your lovely reply. It’s been a rough day today and you cheered me up with your thoughtful response. Bless you!


24 posted on 08/01/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
You're welcome. Always a pleasure, mm.
I think that MOST of us have "been there."
25 posted on 08/01/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Georgia Girl 2

If it is like Memphis which is the largest town to our area, most jobs are min wage or slightly above. Then we don’t know if they will have bus drivers, cops or firemen, contract dispute going on.

People forget that once you reach 45 it is harder to find an equivalent job with roughly the same salary or health ins. We ran into that when my late husband was downsized. Took him 2 yrs to find a job that was nearly equal to what he had been downsized out of. Oh, there were a few jobs, if you wanted to work for beginner wages, when you had 30 yrs experience in your field. And you had to pay the moving cost. It was a lose, lose situation. A year after he did land a job, he died of a massive heart attack.

DEPORTING 30 Million ILLEGALS is your answer. I don’t buy the gov’t numbers. All they know is fuzzy math.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 4:44:15 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: GailA

Yes we need to get rid of a bunch of the illegals. If they can’t get a job, a driver’s license, put their kids in school or get healthcare they will leave. Its pretty simple and the legislators know this. They just don’t want to do it.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 7:30:12 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hojczyk

Now we know what Hussein meant by “focused like a laser beam on jobs”

He meant he was going to zap them out of existence.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 10:11:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I don’t know the numbers, but there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that many people are retiring at 62 and collecting the smaller Social Security benefits. These people have been unemployed and can’t find a job, so they opt out of the labor force.

I’d like to see the numbers and the breakdown, but have no idea where to look.


29 posted on 08/04/2014 7:34:13 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Deo volente

The ratio of those over 55 in the workforce actually ticked up’—in other words, older Americans are being forced to return to work in a poor economy to make ends meet while many younger Americans simply aren’t working at all..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3161815/posts


30 posted on 08/04/2014 7:41:45 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Yes we need to get rid of a bunch of the illegals. If they can’t get a job, a driver’s license, put their kids in school or get healthcare they will leave. Its pretty simple and the legislators know this. They just don’t want to do it.

The legislators are pretty much hopeless. When the people do something, as California voters did in approving Proposition 187 some years back, which denied school services to illegal kids, a lone liberal judge appears and strikes down the law. This happened here and the governor did not appeal the decision. Illegal kids are still flooding the California school system.
31 posted on 08/04/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Mastador1

say the workforce left 11,472,000 Americans behind after mr. mulato took office.

Mr. ILLEGAL mulato. Born in Kenya.


32 posted on 08/04/2014 9:44:38 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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