mybudget360.com / August 5, 2017
There continues to be an inordinately large number of Americans that are not in the labor force. There are a variety of reasons as to why these Americans are not working. Some are retired and some are disabled. But the reality is we have a massive number of people that need to be supported either by their own funds or government assistance. When you look at our total population, we have roughly 1 private sector worker supporting 2 Americans. In this article I wanted to examine the nature of the 95 million Americans not in the labor force.
The army of those not in the labor force
We have a growing number of Americans that are not in the labor force. Since 1990 we have added more than 30 million Americans to this category.
Take a look at this chart: