Tag Archive for Labor Participation Rate

What happens to workers who drop out of the labor force? Sober Look

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Sober Look. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. In spite of some improvements in the US job markets, labor force participation continues to decline. The seasonality is driven by higher labor demand during warmer months (construction for example) or student summer jobs The traditional explanation of…

Labor participation for men in the US hit the lowest level on record; decline among younger men is particularly sharp- Sober Look

Friday’s employment figures were terrible across the board, although some have naively interpreted the decline in the headline unemployment rate (from 8.3% to 8.1%) as positive news. Unfortunately there is nothing positive about this change. …