Record high 91.5 million people not included in labor force

With the US population of just over 300 million this is almost 1 in 3. WOW.
Check it out:

A record high 91,541,000 Americans did not participate in the labor force this October.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 932,000 people dropped out of the labor force last month, from at total of 90,609,000 in September to 91,541,000 in October.

The BLS defines a person “[n]ot in the labor force” as age 16 and older who are not employed and not considered to be unemployed as they have not looked for work in the four weeks prior to the survey.



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.


Previous post

Does Chris Christie relate to Joe the Plumber?

Next post

A Wheel Good Deal

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.