Shrinking U.S. Labor Force Keeps Unemployment Rate From Rising

  •   The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Bob Willis and Courtney Schlisserman
Bloomberg
January 10, 2010

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) — An exodus of discouraged workers from the job market kept the U.S. unemployment rate from climbing above 10 percent in December, economists said.

[efoods]Had the labor force not decreased by 661,000 last month, the jobless rate would have been 10.4 percent, according to economists including David Rosenberg at Gluskin Sheff & Associates in Toronto and Harm Bandholz at UniCredit Research in New York.

“The actual unemployment rate is higher than shown by the official numbers,” Bandholz said yesterday after a Labor Department report released in Washington showed the economy unexpectedly lost 85,000 jobs in December while the jobless rate was unchanged.

About 1.7 million Americans opted out of the workforce from July through December, representing a 1.1 percent drop that marks the biggest six-month decrease since 1961, the Labor Department report showed. The share of the population in the labor force last month fell to the lowest level in 24 years.

READ FULL ARTICLE

This article was posted: Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 5:16 am







Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.


Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
Harry Reid Blatantly Lies To America See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Smart Guns Endanger Children See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 Infowars.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.