What job creation looked like under the last six presidents

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There are many differences between the president’s terms. Overall employment was smaller in the ’80s, so a different comparison might be to look at the percentage change. Of course the participation rate was increasing in the ’80s (younger population and women joining the labor force), and the participation rate is declining now. But these graphs give an overview of employment changes.

 

 

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37 percent of working-age Americans aren’t working, but what are they doing?

American adults who have a job (or are looking for a job) has fallen to its lowest point since 1979, hovering around 63 percent. Thirty-seven percent of working-age Americans aren’t working.  But, what are they doing? Bloomberg Businessweek gives us a snapshot of 2013 with this amazing infographic above.

 

 

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86 million Americans are ‘invisibly unemployed’ because they have stopped looking for work altogether

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86 million Americans were not counted in the labor force because they didn’t keep up a regular job search.

In the United States there are many more jobless people than you might think there are.

The unemployment rate is falling, but that doesn’t include the millions of nonworking adults who aren’t even looking for a job anymore. And hiring isn’t strong enough to keep up with population growth.

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