Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.
Most of the increase in the labor force was due to women entering the workforce -- a change that was derided and decried by conservatives for years.
Meanwhile, men have apparently been gradually staying out of the workforce increasingly since 1948.
We are not out of the woods yet, but bear in mind that some of the effects of the Great Depression that started in 1929 were felt until 1953, the year in which the stock market rebounded to what it was when the Great Depression hit.
This is good news, though, but it is going to take some more years of continued growth before we can really say that everything is now OK. A downturn like this doesn't end in a day. It takes many years.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016