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Where Have All the Workers Gone?

DuaneUrban Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 7:13 AM
Mr. Buchanan, dropping out of the work force means that you didn't find a job before your unemployment benefits ran out. When that happens you are taken off the list and there is no way you can register with the unemployment office as looking for a job. That does not mean you are not still looking for work. A smart man like you should know that the "dropping out of the workforce" is nothing but government propaganda to hide the real unemployment figures.

That America created only 88,000 jobs in March, less than half the number anticipated, was jolting news, indicating the recovery that the White House has boasted about may not be at hand.

But in that March jobs report, there was more disturbing news.

While unemployment fell to 7.6 percent, the reason it fell is alarming.

Half a million U.S. workers (495,000) disappeared from the labor force. They dropped out. They are no longer even looking for a job.

Worse, this appears to be an inexorable trend. The participation rate of eligible workers in the United States has fallen to 63.3 percent,...