Labor Force Lowest in 35 Years

Don’t be fooled by the numbers. While the Obama administration revels at the January unemployment number of 6.6%, the truth is much more disheartening. Most assume that the unemployment numbers reflect the actual work force and all those eligible for employment. Thus, a decrease would assumingly mean that more people are working. This misconception has been fueled by the liberal media.

However, this direct correlation is simply incorrect. In fact, the average annual labor force participation rate hit a 35-year-low of 63.2 percent in the United States in 2013, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Thus, more people are not working and more importantly, more people are not actively searching for jobs. What is scarier is that our population in 1978 was 225.1 million while in 2013 it was 313.9 million. This means that under our current administration about 30 million people more are not working than during the deplorable presidency of Jimmy Carter!

Worse yet, in January 2014, according to BLS, there were 92,535,000 not in the labor force. This is the legacy of an Obama administration. Our country has turned into a governmental welfare state with a crumbling military and loss of world credibility. This is what we are leaving our children?