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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It is the typical age for finishing HS and seeking full time employment for many.
    ...and this fact doesn't detract from the additional fact of juveniles 16 -17 periodically popping in and out to compete as well. Good point TTW!
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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    Per the 2010 Census, there are around 30,000 people aged 18-24. And nearly 50,000 people aged 62 and older.

    The 18-24 cohort grew by 13% between 2000 and 2010. The 62+ cohort grew by 21%.

    Unless I missed the "Baby Boom II" in the late 90s -- or, unless we have a major boost in younger employees due to immigration reform -- it's reasonable to expect the number of Americans in the workforce to continue declining.

    So, where is this jobs deficit coming from again...?
    You are making the assumption that entry level workers do not have to compete with those seniors for employment.

    http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-09.pdf
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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    This "trend" started long before Obama and is always exacerbated by the recessions that a parade of Republican administrations have given us. Republicans love recessions for that reason, it helps in their war against the middle class. The sooner we catch on the sooner we can have a real recovery. If you look closely at the chart you can see that the ONLY time the 2 lines are not converging is during the Clinton Administration.
    I don't mean to be a pessimist, but I believe this is a trend. Yes, it started long before our current president but the trend towards good paying jobs (at least for the middle class) in this country looks bleak. I hope I'm wrong.

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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And more than that retired... so kinda evens it up no?
    Only if those seniors stop working completely, yet many simply switch to less physically demanding jobs.

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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Only if those seniors stop working completely, yet many simply switch to less physically demanding jobs.

    http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-09.pdf

    People, ain't you realized yet? This man is from TEXAS! He has a six-gun loaded with statistics to back his play, and can shoot them faster than than lightning! Better be quicker on the draw or else! LOL
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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

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    People, ain't you realized yet? This man is from TEXAS! He has a six-gun loaded with statistics to back his play, and can shoot them faster than than lightning! Better be quicker on the draw or else! LOL
    One only has to pay attention to what they see around them to notice that many more seniors are now working and that the teen unemployment rate is far higher than the average. Employers want dependable, honest and easily trainable workers; often they will take a senior over a teenager based on those factors.
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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years



    /end thread

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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    One only has to pay attention to what they see around them to notice that many more seniors are now working and that the teen unemployment rate is far higher than the average. Employers want dependable, honest and easily trainable workers; often they will take a senior over a teenager based on those factors.
    The proof.



    Why yes, you should be saying. That is a nearly 50% drop.

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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    One only has to pay attention to what they see around them to notice that many more seniors are now working and that the teen unemployment rate is far higher than the average. Employers want dependable, honest and easily trainable workers; often they will take a senior over a teenager based on those factors.
    That seems to be the problem with liberalism today, it creates a permanent group of long term unemployed who aren't marketable or trainable because of screwed up priorities. The entitlement society created by liberalism has created a dependent class and is almost irreversible. Too many young people today lack the motivation, the work ethic, dedication, and desire to take any job to gain experience for THE job.

    Amazing today what you see going into interviews for jobs that deal with the public. Too many have so little pride in themselves that they show up with an attitude that the company owes them something vs. the other way around. This is the new normal for liberalism, high unemployment, a dependent society that relies on liberalism to exist thus permanent power for liberals, either by design or a feeling that spending in the name of compassion is more important than generating compassionate results meaning less dependence on the govt. Where is that tough love when you need it?

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    Re: US unemployment lowest in 4 years

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    /end thread
    Yes, isn't liberalism great? Why work when you can get benefits from a govt. program and never have to accept personal responsibility?

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