Participation Rate Drops To Fresh 35 Year Low
November 8, 2013
The only two charts that matter from today’s distroted nonfarm payrolls report.
First, the labor force participation rate, which plunged from 63.2% to 62.8% – the lowest since 1978!
But more importantly, the number of people not in the labor force exploded by nearly 1 million, or 932,000 to be exact, in just the month of October, to a record 91.5 million Americans! This was the third highest monthly increase in people falling out of the labor force in US history.
At this pace the people out of the labor force will surpass the working Americans in about 4 years.
This article was posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm