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theheritagefoundation:

Truth? Americans are fleeing the job market. The Obama Administration doesn’t want you to know that.

Hey Heritage Foundation:

Why do you think that’s happening? It sure looks like that general downward trend is accelerating. Are people retiring early due to the rough economic waters? Giving up looking for work? Going back to school for more education? Staying in school longer? Is the percentage of kids attending college up? What’s behind that number? Are they just living longer?

I haven’t found a single person who’s decided to “flee” the job market—though I’ve talked to a few people in the “discouraged worker” category. But even the “discouraged” folks usually take the minimal steps necessary to count as labor force participants.

theheritagefoundation:

Truth? Americans are fleeing the job market. The Obama Administration doesn’t want you to know that.

Hey Heritage Foundation:

Why do you think that’s happening? It sure looks like that general downward trend is accelerating. Are people retiring early due to the rough economic waters? Giving up looking for work? Going back to school for more education? Staying in school longer? Is the percentage of kids attending college up? What’s behind that number? Are they just living longer?

I haven’t found a single person who’s decided to “flee” the job market—though I’ve talked to a few people in the “discouraged worker” category. But even the “discouraged” folks usually take the minimal steps necessary to count as labor force participants.

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    Squashed, in reply to your
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    The Heritage Foundation posted a graphic depicting the decrease in the labor force with the caption “Americans Fleeing...
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    But even “the facts” aren’t very helpful without context. Heritage is right - working population has decreased since the...
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    More depressing numbers.
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    Look at the scale - this is 2.4 percentage points (out of 66), and a bit less than half of that is from before the...
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    The heritage foundation is full of narrow minded idiots who think that if you have a refrigerator then your not really...
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