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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low | CNS News




    The number of those not unemployed, but employable and not working seems to be going up. This is a crisis in my opinion.
    How much of this is explained by baby boomers deciding to retire?
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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by ToastyOats View Post
    Okay, then what's the solution?
    Criminalize retirement and disability
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Criminalize retirement and disability
    Also outlaw dentures, walkers, joint replacements, Buicks and pudding.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Your fantasy has been debunked for years, now.
    Funny, I didn't think right wing apologists were officially being given full credit for "debunking" anything yet. I just assumed that they were throwing a Hail Mary out there and hoping someone foolish enough would bite.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    No where did I state I want government to create jobs.
    Semantics.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low | CNS News




    The number of those not unemployed, but employable and not working seems to be going up. This is a crisis in my opinion.
    It's almost old news, but I thank you very much for having posted it here. It's good to see somebody putting numbers to it.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    How much of this is explained by baby boomers deciding to retire?
    Probably nothing at all, but neither you nor I know the answer, making it rather irrelevant.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by pinqy View Post
    It depends on what you mean by "employable." Those not in the labor force face no LEGAL restrictions to work, but 37 million are 65 or older and of those under 65, 11 million are disabled. And another 11 million are age 16-24 and are enrolled in school.

    It's harder to count stay at home spouses, but overall 93.2% of those not in the labor force say they don't want to work.

    And while the Labor Force Participation is at a 36 year low...it's higher than any year before 1978.
    Link please to the stat that proves that 93.2% of those not in the work force SPECIFICALLY stated that they 'don't want to work'...as you stated?
    Last edited by DA60; 09-06-14 at 04:16 PM.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Because that worked so well just a few years ago that we're having fun trying to bring back the jobs that were lost from that approach.

    Its working GREAT in States like Texas.

    We're incentivizing private sector investment, profit and wealth creation and we're leading the Nation in Jobs creation.

    And thats across ALL income levels.

    And what happened a few years ago was ALSO the Consequence of Government intervention into the private sector.

    You should do a bit of research into the Democrat policies that forced Banks to lower their decades long lending standards.

    And the Democrat policies that co-opted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the Sub-Prime Bussiness.

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    Re: Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    How much of this is explained by baby boomers deciding to retire?
    Probably a lot (I read a Fed report that suggested as many as half).

    However, how many of those are retiring entirely because they cannot find work and were thus forced to retire?

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