The Percentage Of Working Age Men That Do Not Have A Job Is Similar To The Great Depression

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  1. Revmitchell

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    If you look at the inactivity rate for men in the 25 to 54 age bracket, it was sitting at just 8.1 percent in January 2000.

    In January 2008, right at the beginning of the last recession, it was sitting at 9.2 percent, and by the end of the recession it had risen to 10.3 percent.

    Today, it is sitting at 11.5 percent.

    Remember, these are men that don’t even count toward the official unemployment rate. They are not working, but they are not considered to be “looking for work” either.

    So what are these men doing?

    You may be tempted to think that many of them have decided to stay home and raise the kids as their wives go off to work. But according to NPR, that is not what is happening

    What the missing men aren’t doing in large numbers is staying home to take care of family. Forty percent of nonworking women are primary caregivers; that’s true of only 5 percent of men out of the workforce.

    We do have the largest prison population in the entire world by far, and without a doubt that does play a role in these numbers. However, a far bigger factor is the millions of men that have become content being dependents of the federal government. More than 100 million Americans receive money from the government each month, and a lot of people (both men and women) have found that it is just easier to sit back and collect government checks than it is to go out and try to work hard for a living.

    But of course the number one factor is the lack of jobs available. I personally know people that have been looking for work in their fields for years and have not been able to get hired. We have a major employment crisis in this nation, and it is only going to get worse in the years ahead as we continue to lose jobs to technology and millions more good jobs get shipped overseas.

    And a lot of the “jobs” that have been created during the Obama administration have been very low quality jobs. Since December 2014, we have gained about half a million jobs for waiters and bartenders, but meanwhile we have actually lost good paying manufacturing jobs. If we continue down this road, the middle class will continue to shrink.


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  2. righteousdude2

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    This is provable based upon the number of men I know through my ministry and at church who are now either unemplyed or UNDEREMPLOYED! I'm sure there are a few liberal die hards who will spin this their candidates way, but, you and I know the truth, and it is that truth that sets ud free.
     
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    Some interesting statistics regarding manufacturing in the United States (from the National Association of Manufacturers)

    One of the most interesting statistics is the last one:

    The cost of federal regulations fall disproportionately on manufacturers, particularly those that are smaller. Manufacturers pay $19,564 per employee on average to comply with federal regulations, or nearly double the $9,991 per employee costs borne by all firms as a whole. In addition, small manufacturers with less than 50 employees spend 2.5 times the amount of large manufacturers. Environmental regulations account for 90 percent of the difference in compliance costs between manufacturers and the average firm.

    I am all for worker safety, environmental protections, and other necessarily regulatory steps, but we hamstring businesses from being profitable and growing the economy for all with excess regulation.
     
  4. Earth Wind and Fire

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    What do you mean sitting back on the government checks...... what checks.....how much......how do they pay morgages & taxes? Or are you suggesting they live on 400 a month in flop houses & food stamps? I can assure you that you cant do that in New Jersey where everything is expensive & property taxes are killer.

    BTW, how are your wife & yourself (with her health & the storm)....praying for you both.
     

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