The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Thursday, May 01, 2014

BLS: In 20% of American Families, No One Works

( - In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked.

A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent--no one had a job.

The BLS designates a person as “employed” if “during the survey reference week” they “(a) did any work at all as paid employees; (b) worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; (c) or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family.”



Anonymous said...

Obama's transformation ... is working. Maybe this is Bush's fault.

Democratic Voter who learned Common Core Standards in Public School said...

You know this is Bushes Fault...I mean look at all the Money Obama has borrowed from China just for him and Michelle to have to go on Vacations....

Anonymous said...

20% of those you claim work , do they earn a pay check , I don't think so.
There is no productivity in America. Those of you that can't this , I feel sorry for you , any comments?

Anonymous said...

I think they work-really hard at finding a way to get a check from the government without getting their tushes up every morning and going to a job.

Anonymous said...

I'm am generally a very peaceful person with a tremendous ability to be patient and tolerant. This article made my say out loud "if these lazy $&*!'s don't want to work, put the out of their misery. I can't believe how angry this made me.