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Obama's unemployment: 11,472,000 Americans left the workforce since January 2009

CNS News reports.


11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Declining LFP in the US

A new White House Council of Economic Advisors report outlines the decline in the Labor Force Participation rate over the last seven years in the US, parsing the more then 3 percentage point decline in overall participation rates. 69 more words


Women's security and work in India

Pretty much all I think about these days is women’s labor force participation, primarily in India. One of the big things on my mind is how increased reports of sexual assault, rape, and other crimes against women, particularly on public transportation, affect labor market entry and exit, hours worked etc. 231 more words


Declining Workforce Participation: unemployed squirrels

My little germ of a thought for today is an parallel I see with declining workforce participation and our ancestor’s experience of no longer needing draught animal as a consequence of the industrial revolution and in particular the use of fossil fueled mechanical engines. 2,200 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Are Jobs Gains Really Set to Juice Growth?

Yesterday’s monthly jobs report has fostered more than the usual amount of optimism that, five years after the current U.S. recovery technically began, that word can finally start to be used without humbling qualifiers or sarcasm-signaling quotation marks. 564 more words

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