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    In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf

    Of the nation's 80.4 million families, 80.0 percent had at
    least one employed member in 2013.
    So 20% of all families have no employment from any member.

    The share of families with an employed member was unchanged at 80.0 percent in 2013.
    What is more concerning is how the numbers didn't hardly change from 2012 data, yet we are constantly being told the "recovery" is working. Unless the numbers of single workers is drastically higher, I see nothing changed in terms of "recovery". So how are the employment numbers?

    The government tells us that the official unemployment rate is about 7 percent, but that number is almost meaningless at this point.

    A number that is much more useful is the employment-population ratio. According to the employment-population ratio, the percentage of working age Americans that actually have a job has been below 59 percent for more than four years in a row. Yeah, great recovery.

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    Throw em all out of office. Corrupted congress has led us down a bad path.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    A corrupted congress? Really - how about the loser human in charge?


    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf



    So 20% of all families have no employment from any member.



    What is more concerning is how the numbers didn't hardly change from 2012 data, yet we are constantly being told the "recovery" is working. Unless the numbers of single workers is drastically higher, I see nothing changed in terms of "recovery". So how are the employment numbers?

    The government tells us that the official unemployment rate is about 7 percent, but that number is almost meaningless at this point.

    A number that is much more useful is the employment-population ratio. According to the employment-population ratio, the percentage of working age Americans that actually have a job has been below 59 percent for more than four years in a row. Yeah, great recovery.

    fredgraph.jpg

    Throw em all out of office. Corrupted congress has led us down a bad path.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    A corrupted congress? Really - how about the loser human in charge?
    So it's ONE man to blame for everything?

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    I saw this number, and questioned if their definition included retired couples?
    Families are classified either as married-couple families or as families
    maintained by women or men without spouses present.
    Under their definition, many retired couples could be included.
    If the number were 20% between the ages of 20 to 40, that would be really bad.
    As it stands, the number is meaningless, and will grow as baby boomers retire.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    Throw em all out of office. Corrupted congress has led us down a bad path.
    The problem is people don't think "their" rep is to blame.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Well oh my Gosh that's what you leftist losers kept saying about Bush for almost 4 years - "Bush did it" how many times have we heard that?


    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So it's ONE man to blame for everything?

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    I would imagine it does include retired people. As the baby boom generation ages up its likely to get worse not better.

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I saw this number, and questioned if their definition included retired couples?

    Under their definition, many retired couples could be included.
    If the number were 20% between the ages of 20 to 40, that would be really bad.
    As it stands, the number is meaningless, and will grow as baby boomers retire.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Well oh my Gosh that's what you leftist losers kept saying about Bush for almost 4 years - "Bush did it" how many times have we heard that?
    You'll have to show where I said that. Nice personal attack BTW, it's sad that's all you have along with the excuse of "Well other people said it about BOOOOOOSH".

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So it's ONE man to blame for everything?
    Only when it's Bush.

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    Re: In 20% Of American Families, Everyone Is Unemployed

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Only when it's Bush.
    And in this case for the cons, only if it is Obama right?

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