Your Lazy Fellow Americans

Giving up: 40% women, 28% men, 39% youth don't want a job
BY PAUL BEDARD | NOVEMBER 14, 2014 | 9:35 AM 

 

Nearly four in 10 Americans, or 92 million, are not in the labor force and now there’s a reason why: They have simply given up and don’t want to work.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the largest group of people not in the labor force are those who don’t want a job, a remarkable statement on the nation’s work ethic. The federal job counter said that 85.9 million adults last month didn’t want a job, or 93 percent of all adults not in the labor force.

 

A Pew Research Center analysis out Friday dug a bit deeper to find out who those people are. Many are younger Americans who seem far less interested it landing a job than previous generations, possibly discouraged by the lack of good-paying jobs.

 

“Women are more likely than men to say they don’t want a job, although the gap has been narrowing — especially since the Great Recession. Last month, 28.5 percent of men said they didn’t want a job, up from 23.9 percent in October 2000 and 25.2 percent in October 2008. For women, the share saying they didn’t want a job hovered around 38 percent throughout the 2000s but began creeping up in 2010, reaching 40.2 percent last month,” said the Pew analysis.

Yep and I'd like to give a big fuck you to all of them. Phone Post 3.0

There's no jobs for them anyway, so it's a moot point

And this is Wallstreet's fault. They fucked America for their share prices and exec salaries.

The way they did the research is misleading. They broke it down into 3 age groups- 55 and over was the highest percent at 58.2. They probably don't want to work because they're retired or close to it. The other age group was 16-24 who 39.4% said didn't want to work. Anyone in school with extracurricular activities has no time for work, and other are probably in college.

The smallest percentage of those that didn't want to work was the biggest age group of 25-54yrs old at only 16.9%. Phone Post 3.0

scary how it's become socially acceptable for able body people to say they don't want a job and just mooch off others.

Does this include retirees and military? Sometimes these stats leave things out or add things in to meet their agenda on both sides of the aisle. Phone Post 3.0

No rational person should want a job.

 

Freedom, yo.

If it is that many, then no way would we have enough jobs, anyway. Phone Post 3.0

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There is just no money.after ten years of working as a chef Im finally burnt out on seeing the culinary world struggle because everyone is broke.Its the sign of the times and nobody knows what to do about it. Phone Post 3.0

I'd say 50% of the people who apply and send a resume to our company do not show up for their interview. Which makes me a bit perplexed. You've taken the time to get the education (In this case a CNA course), took to time to make a resume, took the time to respond to our advertisement and then simply decide not to show up for the interview that you set up.

Thanos Foo - There is just no money.after ten years of working as a chef Im finally burnt out on seeing the culinary world struggle because everyone is broke.Its the sign of the times and nobody knows what to do about it. Phone Post 3.0
When was there good money as a chef? Always been a high hour, low money job

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YOLO!

ttt

Please define "don't want a job"

Are they stay at home moms raising a family that don't need a job to get by? Or are they not pursuing work because they can get by of government benefits?

There is a huge difference.

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jellyonalady - Yep and I'd like to give a big fuck you to all of them. Phone Post 3.0

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