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89 Million Americans Are Not In Labor Force

From CNS News:

Record 88,921,000 Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’—119,000 Fewer Employed in August Than July

By Terence P. Jeffrey | Friday Sept 7, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – The number of Americans whom the U.S. Department of Labor counted as “not in the civilian labor force” in August hit a record high of 88,921,000…

In July, there were 155,013,000 in the U.S. civilian labor force. In August that dropped to 154,645,000—meaning that on net 368,000 people simply dropped out of the labor force last month and did not even look for a job.

370,000 people is the population of Portland, Oregon. Just to put things in perspective.

There were also 119,000 fewer Americans employed in August than there were in July. In July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 142,220,000 Americans working. But, in August, there were only 142,101,000 Americans working…

The Bureau of Labor Statistic also reported that in August the labor force participation rate (the percentage of the people in the civilian non-institutionalized population who either had a job or were actively looking for one) dropped to a 30-year low of 63.5 percent, down from 63.7 percent in July. The last time the labor force participation rate was as low as 63.5 percent was in September 1981.

Which was at the depth of the second Jimmy Carter-caused recession. And before women began to enter the job market, en masse.

Also, lest we forget, if we had the same labor force participation rate we had when Obama took office, the unemployment rate would be 11%.

But the scary thing here is that this doesn’t mean that there will be nearly 90 million guaranteed votes against Obama come November. Which shows you that there is something drastically wrong with our social safety net.

Apparently, too many people are willing to put up with not being able to get work.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 7th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “89 Million Americans Are Not In Labor Force”

  1. River0 says:

    The ultimate dream of ‘progressive’ Statists: Make everyone a ward of the State, manage the country by dictates out of D.C., and eliminate the “unemployed” altogether.

    This is why they love Castro and Cuba so much. Try to find any Leftist who will say a bad word about Cuba. I’ve never been able to do it in 40 years.

  2. canary says:

    FACT: Obama illegally manufacturing and distributing Beer from White House without ATF or FDA approval. Tax payers footing bill for Obama and White House Chefs producing and promoting White House beer with honey bees from South Lawn.

    Democrats have known this secret for along time, explaining Obama’s acknowledging his beer such as his first internet chat where he told followers his beer is “tasty”.

    According to beer brewer Democratic Colorado Governor John Hookenlooper is to create more American jobs in the beer producing industry. The Democratic Party has recently claimed Colorado
    as a Democratic state. Coors Beer manufactured in Colorado has not commented.

    Democratic Colorado Governor Hookenlooper is already violating FDA regulations claiming that honey
    will “lighten” beer when in fact the beer will lead to “more obesity and health issues”, yet alone leading to more domestic, financial, and criminal problems such as drunken drivers and underage drinking.

    One must question Obama’s and his wife Michelle’s push for Federal Government Control over what American’s must eat and the overly restrictive FDA regulations requiring vending machines to label on ingredients, fats, sugar and calories on vending machines windows. Yet alone Taxpayers paying for hundreds of staff to produce, and use the internet which Obama has proposed for more legislation to restrict American’s use. Many White House workers who taste and test beer before Obama drinks and gives it his presidential endorsement.

    ABC: Brewer-Turned-Gov. Gushes Over White House Beer

    By John Parkinson | ABC OTUS News – 9/6/2012

    President Obama has unabashedly worked to win over voters as he passes out cases of beer on the campaign trail that was brewed at the White House and includes honey extracted from beehives on the South Lawn.

    Appearing with Amy Walter and Rick Klein on ABC News / Yahoo News’ Democratic National Convention show in Charlotte, Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, a former brewer himself, salivated over the recipes of the president’s honey ale and honey porter, which were recently posted online by the White House chef.

    “Well, they’re using their own honey, and certainly honey is a great way to kind of lighten a beer, especially in the summer, make it more refreshing,” he said. “They’re raising their own honey. They’re using it to make their own beer. It’s almost like a victory garden in a glass.”

    “Now there are over 2100 breweries, right? And they make about 5.7 percent of the total beer [in the world] but they create more than 50 percent of the jobs in the entire brewing industry,” he said..

    “You look at beer – one beer, two beers a night – that’s kind of good for you. Most people think that’s kind of healthy,” he said. “Charge more for it…””.

    The custom ales are the first alcoholic beverages ever brewed on White House grounds, ..
    “They’ve got the White House chefs doing this, which is incredible,” Hickenlooper gushed…


    Obama and his administration is that of Hugo Chavez’s democracy and control of the internet and media. We are not Iran yet.

    • canary says:

      How are the children who volunteer planting, harvesting, and washing the produce for Michelle’s White Garden? Instead of the past fruits of their work being able to take home lettuce at the end of harvest, what is their rewards.

      Just as Michelle handed out her White House Herbs to the wives and children of United Nation officials, she surely should be re-branded. Instead of being known as fashion setter, Michelle’s legacy should be that of a White House Plantation owner with young children doing her work.

    • canary says:

      “B” rated actress Scarlett Johansson using the DNC to boost her career needs to put on her garden gloves and work for free at the White House.

      Latino actress Latino Eva Longoria should be ashamed to support a U.S. President and his wife
      who exploited the underprivileged Latino children to labor for no pay. Since her show has been cancelled she now has the time to put on her garden gloves instead of playing the role of a rich housewife who slept with her Latino gardener.

  3. canary says:

    Very difficult to find the arrests of Hezbollah Muslim terrorists in American news, as other’s report.

    At least we have the 2012 GPO report on Iran behind the Mexican muslim terroists in Mexico in 2012, though I can not find the more specific just released U.S. GPO report that focuses on 2 Al-Qaida
    fractions in Mexico. Bad for politics with Obama allowing illegals to stay leading to many crossing the borders. To think the U.S. in the most danger is not being reported in it’s media.

    The Daily Star: Alleged Hezbollah member arrested in Mexico: report

    MEXICO CITY: An alleged member of Hezbollah has been arrested in Mexico and handed over to U.S. authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday.

    Two other suspected Hezbollah members — George Abdalah Elders and Justin Yasser Safa of Belize — were arrested along with Allaboun, according to the paper.

    Since U.S. law enforcement authorities had put out an international alert on Allaboun, he was sent to Houston, Texas, on Sunday, the report said.

    The United States considers Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

    Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2012/Sep-10/187352-alleged-hezbollah-member-arrested-in-mexico-report.ashx#ixzz263MN7cLn
    (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

    September 10, 2012

    Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2012/Sep-10/187352-alleged-hezbollah-member-arrested-in-mexico-report.ashx#ixzz263Lsr700
    (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb) :


    Jerusalem Post: Mexico: Authorities arrest three alleged Hezbollah members

    By JPOST.COM STAFF09/10/2012

    Authorities in Mexico arrested three alleged Hezbollah members over the past few days in the city of Mérida, Mexican media reported Monday.

    Two of the suspects are Belizean and the third, arrested Saturday night, is a US citizen, according to reports. The US citizen was carrying a false Belizean passport and was identified as Rafic Moha-mmad Labboun Allaboun.

    Authorities arrested him following a series of investigations by US intelligence agencies that found that he forms part of a terror cell operating in central America, according to Mexican newspaper Reforma.


    2012 govt report Iran behind muslim terrorists in Mexico


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