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For Every 1 Added To Labor Force, 10 Have Left

From The Weekly Standard:

For Every Person Added to Labor Force, 10 Added to Those Not in Labor Force

By DANIEL HALPER | Mon October 15, 2012

A new chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee details the fact that, since January 2009, for every person added to the labor force, 10 have been added to those not in the labor force. Here’s a chart showing the dwindling labor force:

"For Every 1 Person Added To Labor Force Since January 2009," the chart reads, "10 People Added To Those Not In Labor Force."

That is, in nearly the four years, since President Obama took office in January 2009, only 827,000 people have been added to the labor force, while during that same time period, 8,208,000 have been added to those not in the labor force.

The chart relies on data available from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"The numbers represented in the chart are a measure of growth from January 2009 through September 2012," the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee explains. "The data is sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey, a sample of 60,000 households conducted by personal and telephone interviews. Basic labor force data are gathered monthly.

The labor force consists of all people aged 16 and over either employed or actively seeking work. It does not include discouraged workers, people who have retired, or those on welfare or disability who are no longer looking for work. The ‘not in the labor force’ group is defined as the total civilian non-institutional population minus the labor force."

This is a staggering statistic. And, of course, it is completely unsustainable.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “For Every 1 Added To Labor Force, 10 Have Left”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Obummer’s trickle down economics. 7.2 million more dependent upon the gubmint.

  2. P. Aaron says:

    A jobs lost for every Obama lie.

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