The 86 million invisible unemployed

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 03, 2012 2:13 PM
The 86 million invisible unemployed

There are far more jobless people in the United States than you might think.

While it's true that the unemployment rate is falling, that doesn't include the millions of nonworking adults who aren't even looking for a job anymore. And hiring isn't strong enough to keep up with population growth.

As a result, the labor force is now at its smallest size since the 1980s when compared to the broader working age population.