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Calling All Young Men…Get off the Sofa and Into the Game

dbartlett Wrote: Jun 03, 2012 11:57 AM
Not in my state; these individuals are know as independent contractors and are not subject to being covered by the private company's insurance....they are on their own insofar as insurance coverage. Additionally in most states there is a minimum number of employees before a small contractor or small business man must have Workers Compensation Insurance.

A piece this week on the portion of Americans working in their prime received a lot of attention, but the fact of the matter is that this is a trend that has gone turbo over the last few years. The author noted that the participation has declined to 75.7% for 25-54 year olds down from pre-recession level of 80%. These are people that have simply dropped out of the job market. While it skews the unemployment rate to a more flattering number, it has a truly devastating impact on the economy and on the individuals that find the sofa more appealing...