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Record 88,921,000 Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’—119,000 Fewer Employed in August Than July

Record 88,921,000 Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’—119,000 Fewer Employed in August Than JulyThe 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.

There were also 119,000 fewer Americans employed in August than there
were in July. In July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
there were 142,220,000 Americans working. But, in August, there were
only 142,101,000 Americans working.Despite the fact that fewer Americans were employed in August than
July, the unemployment rate ticked down from 8.3 in July to 8.1. That is
because so many people dropped out of the labor force and stopped
looking for work. The unemployment rate is the percentage of people in
the labor force (meaning they had a job or were actively looking for
one) who did not have a job.
The Bureau of Labor Statistic also reported that in August the labor
force participation rate (the percentage of the people in the civilian
non-institutionalized population who either had a job or were actively
looking for one) dropped to a 30-year low of 63.5 percent,
down from 63.7 percent in July. The last time the labor force
participation rate was as low as 63.5 percent was in September 1981.

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  • Don't tell the Democrats...they'll just deny it.

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  • Democrat voters should be rounded up and put into forced labor camps.

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  • Obama is a failure

    He must be stopped soon, before it is too late

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  • Regardless of the present, obama can not fix the future. He has succeeded in dividing the people and moved class warefare front and center. I believe it is either a distraction from his failed policies or intentional ruin of the nation with globalization as the end goal.

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    • @Amusing No. If that were the case, you would not have been able to pay for the internet and post your comment. It is more like 15% unemployment and UNDER-employment. Dam* Republitard economic figures. 25%. Absurd.

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    • @DemocraticSolutions
      Well hell, ONLY 15% by your figures. Something to brag about for sure.

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    • @DemocraticSolutions Most of that total pirate the internet from others. Never heard of router hopping I guess.

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    • @DemocraticSolutions ~You're stupid. The poster didn't say of themselves that they were unemployed. Some people can afford huge SUVs and to ride on AF1 and vacation overseas with guests every month and shit. arsehole.

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  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics, what a joke, 4 weeks and you magicly disappear out of the workforce. Just how do they know someone isnt looking for work. Another pathetic way of making the unemployment numbers not look so bad for bumbling Barry.

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  • it's sad, a week ago i went to recycle some cans and was shocked at all the people there, waiting to get 10 bucks from the cans.

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  • Shovel ready jobs

    Trickle up poverty

    Government sponsored food stamp parties

    Weeeeeeeee!

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  • Obama loves this so he can pad his numbers.


    Vote OUT Obama in November.


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  • Nice "Change"

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  • Gosh, the progressives keep harping on 29 straight months of private sector job growth.

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    • @klark kent ~HA HA HA HA HA .

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    • @klark kent

      Mind you, that's not 29 months of job growth, but just private sector growth. Subtract all the state and local government jobs lost because state and local governments are broke, and many months had net job losses.

      The positive growth, too, isn't all that good. In a month when 80,000 or 90,000 people find jobs, another 100,000 people or more on top of that enter the work force and are unable to find anything. Just to keep up with population growth, we need at least 150,000 to 2 More..

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  • Holy shit. This is terrible news.

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  • To honor the president's desire for more accuracy last month, I have calculated the new rate to three significant digits.


    Unemployed 12,544k divided by Civilian labor force 154,654k = 8.111%

    So the improvement was not .2%, but 8.254% - 8.111% = 0.143%

    Just to honor their desire for accuracy last month, you understand.

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  • That picture is one of Obama showing just how long his dick is when fully erect!

    So long as this fuck hands out food stamps, and welfare-people will be NOT working. Why should they work when some turd gives them shit for free? I bet most of them sit around and blow pot all day--LOSERS!

    The shits going to hit the fan when all those hand outs are gone!

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  • ...so does this mean the REAL unemployment figure is 36.5%?

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  • Democratic Labor Camps seem(ed) to work well in N Korea, former USSR, Cambodia, Khazar, etc - wonder when the (D) will get those started here.

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    • @KutKorners
      Well Obama's buddy in the Weather Underground openly talked about rounding up and murdering 25 Million Americans because "they would not go allong with the fundamental change nessary to transform America"

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  • No kidding.
    With Bush I was making some cash.
    I see that here.
    So glad I got a nice job, many of us got laid off because of him/it.
    Took me a long time to get this job even with my education and experience.

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  • unreliable sources like crooks and liars and mother Jones would beg to differ. LMAO voted

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  • is something wrong with their printers?

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  • The economy looks like it's slowing down again in Southern California, big time.

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  • 88,921,000 could create their own jobs if the state and federal government would end corporate protective legislation that stops us from creating our own jobs. IE Business Licenses, insurance mandates, zoning laws, CDL's, Hack licenses, Liquor licenses, etc etc. Neither of these Presidential hopefuls are going to fix this. They will both continue with failed models as usual. If you have a depression then bootstrapping has to be made legal.

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    • @LSDforuandme I for one think America needs that as well. Before the 1960's we were allowed to bootstrap in America. Incorporating a business was a choice not the demand as it is today. We didn't need all kinds of licenses, mandates, and such. These were all created to stop we the people from taking business away from Corporations. Therefore, making it very hard for the individual to work on their own. South Korea is wise not to let the Corporate structure take away the rights of the people to e More..

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  • Says the guy who hasn't been employed since the Bush Admin.

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