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  •  Not only are 91% of Americans not... (7+ / 0-)

    ...employed, but not even 91% of the working-age population is employed.

    The current employment-to-population ratio is 58.3%.

    Currently, of the people in the labor force, 12,544,000 are out of work (seasonally adjusted).

    Another 8 million are working part-time jobs because they can't get a full-time job or their hours were cut (directly or view furloughs).

    Another 6.975 million are not in the labor force but would like to have a job.

    Total: 27.5 million Americans who would like full-time work  are either unemployed or underemployed.

    That works out to an un/underemployment rate of 17.8%.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 02:53:47 PM PDT

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