Nope. They'd be "Not in the Labor Force, Wants a Job Now." If they had searched in the last year (but not last for weeks) and could have started work if offered on the previous week, then they'd be "Marginally Attached to the Labor Force." If their specific reason for stopping their search was the belief that they wouldn't find work, then they'd be Discouraged.If they tell the poster that they would like to have a job, but aren't looking, then they are counted as a discouraged worker.
Because they tell us some about who might be likely to start looking for work and let's us know perception of the labor market.Personally, I could care less about discouraged workers. maybe that's the hard conservative side of me, but if someone doesn't even bother to look for work, or to gain job skills to become employable, well, screw them, that's their problem, why should I care?
Most of the marginally attached other than the discouraged stopped looking due to family obligations, illness, injury, lack of child care, lack of transportation, school or other training. to be Marginally attached they must now be available, but just haven't started looking yet. Not lazy or worthless, necessarily.I'm much more concerned that people who want to work and are actively searching for work have jobs, than people who would like to work, but not like to work enough to keep looking for a job. That's just a lazy sorry arse worthless piece of shiet to me.