23 Percent Of Americans In Their Prime Working Years Are Unemployed

The issue isn’t that people don’t want to work

23 Percent Of Americans In Their Prime Working Years Are Unemployed

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Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse Blog


Did you know that when you take the number of working age Americans that are officially unemployed (8.2 million) and add that number to the number of working age Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force” (94.3 million), that gives us a grand total of 102.5 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now?  I have written about this before, but today I want to focus just on Americans that are in their prime working years.  When you look at only Americans that are from age 25 to age 54, 23.2 percent of them are unemployed right now.  The following analysis and chart come from the Weekly Standard

Here’s a chart showing those in that age group currently employed (95.6 million) and those who aren’t (28.9 million):

Americans In Their Prime Working Years Not Working

“There are 124.5 million Americans in their prime working years (ages 25–54). Nearly one-quarter of this group—28.9 million people, or 23.2 percent of the total—is not currently employed. They either became so discouraged that they left the labor force entirely, or they are in the labor force but unemployed.This group of non-employed individuals is more than 3.5 million larger than before the recession began in 2007,” writes the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee.

Clearly, we have never recovered from the impact of the last recession.

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4 comments on “23 Percent Of Americans In Their Prime Working Years Are Unemployed
  1. Judas Priest says:

    Oh yeah, and I was left with over $50,000 in college debt with NO hope of paying it off making $11.00 an hour, let alone buy a car or rent an apartment, let alone a home.

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  2. Judas Priest says:

    This is the most relevant article ever. Almost everyone I know is UNDER-EMPLOYED. Bachelors, masters, 2x masters — all under employed. That is the economy left to us by Bill Clinton’s NAFTA agreement. It took me several years to fond professional-level work after graduating college in ’09. Now, I am being laid-off due to cutbacks. I’ve been under-employed for the last 6 years. Tired of breaking even financially. Can’t save anything and we’re on a budget.

    The handwriting is on the wall, this economy is completely f&cked if Trump can’t fix it.

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