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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Giving up: 40% women, 28% men, 39% youth don't want a job

Nearly four in 10 Americans, or 92 million, are not in the labor force and now there’s a reason why: They have simply given up and don’t want to work.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the largest group of people not in the labor force are those who don’t want a job, a remarkable statement on the nation’s work ethic. The federal job counter said that 85.9 million adults last month didn’t want a job, or 93 percent of all adults not in the labor force.

A Pew Research Center analysis out Friday dug a bit deeper to find out who those people are. Many are younger Americans who seem far less interested it landing a job than previous generations, possibly discouraged by the lack of good-paying jobs.



Anonymous said...

why should they work , when they can have what they need given to them by those that work? they are the products of lazy butt parents.

Ben In Salisbury said...

I do understand the frustration and disappointment but let's have a reality check: WORK CAMPS OR BASIC TRAINING OR JOBS FOR FOOD AND HOUSING. Sorry kids I didn't get the American Dream of job and career after college I had to go to work and I still do. Don't tell me you are to tied up I worked 20 hours a week in college and took 18 credits. Update you twitter account when you can do that and still be a human who can treat people equally. No sympathy coming from this section of the world but then again I am a creepy old man still paying his student loans off

Anonymous said...

Perhaps by watching the MSM they've come to the conclusion that by not working they in essence won't be paying the way for all the illegals!