95 Million Americans Not in the Labor Force

The army of non-workers in the United States.

from My Budget 360

The United States now has 324 million people. Of that we have a large labor force. 70 million cannot work and most of those are children. But what about the rest? The media largely ignores a massive contingent of people. This group is made of those not in the labor force. Today we have a stunning 95 million Americans that are not in the labor force. So the unemployment rate looks healthier than it is because many of these people are yanked out when calculating the unemployment rate. It is still the case that we have 1 working person supporting 2 other Americans overall. This ratio seems to pan out when we break down the numbers. What are we to make of these 95 million Americans that are not in the labor force?

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