The Labor Department counts a person as not in the civilian labor force if they are at least 16 years old, are not in the military or an institution such as a prison, mental hospital or nursing home, and have not actively looked for a job in the last four weeks. The department counts a person as in “the civilian labor force” if they are at least 16, are not in the military or an institution such as a prison, mental hospital or nursing home, and either do have a job or have actively looked for one in the last four weeks.
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.
According to their own statistics, which they try mightily to cast in the most positive light, 36% of the ADULT population that is ABLE to work, is unemployed.
This does not count people in jail, the military, or in some sort of institution.
Of the population of noninstitutionalized adults 16 and over, only 63% are employed, even part-time.
One can only speculate about how many of that 63% are working at menial part-time jobs. I’d venture to say a large number.
But, ask yourself: how is it possible that 63% of the adult employed population is ABLE to support themselves AND the 36% that do not work at all?
89 million adult Americans, who are able to work, DO NOT WORK.
There are 155 million Americans able to work who do work at least in some capacity. That includes all of the part time workers.
If you consider all those in institutions of one sort or another, and I’m thinking of the record numbers in prisons, because they consitute the greatest number of the unemployable, and then you consider the population under 16 years of age, and then you think of the number in the military, who also must be housed and fed by the government, I’m sure the dependent population far exceeds those who are able to independently support themselves without any government aid.
How long do you believe that this can go on?
Think of it as a huge ponzi scheme.
The government (which is just one branch of a huge conglomerate) oversees the offshoring of all jobs to third world countries where a limited number of peasants create needed goods for pennies. Then the goods are shipped back to a colony, which was once a First World country in the Americas or Europe, where the same government then supplies the dollars to the now indigent population, in order for their unemployed to buy back these goods at a huge profit for the conglomerate. The government has succeeded in removing the possibility that any of its citizens might compete with its own enterprises by monopolizing all forms of commerce.
Only those in the service sector have jobs, and these are low paying and without benefits.
The standard of living and all working conditions continue to degenerate for the vast majority, and many means have been used over several decades to drastically reduce the entire population that, now unemployed and totally dependent, needs to be housed and fed.