Obamanomics in Action: Worst Labor Force Participation Rate Since 1977

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Obamanomics in action–
The Obama economy added only 142,000 jobs in September – much lower than expected.

The US labor participation rate is the lowest it’s been since October 1977.
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** After the worst recovery since World War II the US economy is moving towards recession.

CNS News reported:

A record 94,610,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — an increase of 579,000 from August — and the labor force participation rate reached its lowest point in 38 years, with 62.4 percent of the U.S. population either holding a job or actively seeking one.

In other disappointing news, the economy added only 142,000 jobs in September, well below economists’ expectations, but the unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent, where it was in August…

…In September, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 251,325,000. Of those, 156,715,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.

The 156,715,000 who participated in the labor force equaled only 62.4 percent of the 251,325,000 civilian noninstitutional population. The last time the labor force participation was as low as 62.4 percent was in October 1977.

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  • M. Black

    Not enough time to fudge the numbers this quarter

  • mail.comSam Spade

    Another 600,000 on welfare and being trained to be worthless Democrats!

    Where is my Obamaphone??

    When do I get my EBT cards?

    Where is my housing?

  • mg4us

    No surprise here. . . Obama continues to be a pox on America.
    Obamanomics is a failure

    And Obama is the anti-Midas. . everything he touches turns to a turd.
    He is the turd in the White House and all going according to the plan to take down America.

    Dinesh DeSouza’s Film 2016: Obama’s America says it all

    It is all part of Obama’s plan to take down America!

    PS Some Liberal NY Judge has kept DeSouza locked up because of his views!!!!
    The Traitors are running our government

  • johnfarmingdale

    We in a proxy war with Russia (close to WWIII)

    Drudge today
    Record 94,610,000 Americans Not in Labor Force…
    Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977…
    Record 56,647,000 Women Not Working…

    ‘Martial law’ invoked as Congress scurries to avoid another shut down.

    216 killed in first half of 2015 in Chicago (another gun free zone)

  • formwiz

    Real unemployment is 38%

  • mg4us

    Martial Law used????? THIS is not good people! We have traitors in our midst!

    If they use Martial Law over something as simple as a budget, what will they do when race riots from BLM continue out of control like in Ferguson & Baltimore or South side of Chicago. . or Muzzie killers or illegals like in Boston. . . the worse is yet to come

    BEWARE . . . BE on Guard . . . BE PREPARED!!

  • Mad Hatter

    I can’t wait for the Alinsky Media to start off their nightly news cast with, “The Obama Economy hits a new record low as the labor force participation rate is the worst since 1977.”

    How’s that Hope and Change thing working out for you Democrats?

  • Mad Hatter
  • Hotlanta Mike
  • Hotlanta Mike

    The looney left are too busy ranting about the Pope meeting with Kim Davis or calling for gun control…

  • Hotlanta Mike

    What Recovery? 9.4 Million More Americans Below Poverty Line Than Pre-Crisis


  • Hotlanta Mike

    Putting it into perspective, in 2015 job growth has averaged 198,000 per month, compared with an average monthly gain of 260,000 in 2014. The recession is almost here.

    Payrolls Disaster: Only 142K Jobs Added In September With Zero Wage Growth; August Revised Much Lower


  • JPL17

    Wow. 9 graphs that say it all about the miraculous Obama “recovery”.

  • Libtards Lie

    Imagine that, Odumbo worse that Carter, lmao. I never thought we would see a worse President in my lifetime again than Carter, well done Odumbo, well done.

  • Dale

    Obama says, What’s the big deal? All my friends have jobs.

  • tommy mc donnell

    in 1977 the unemployment rate was 7.1%
    we have the same number of people working today as we did in 1977
    we have a hundred million more people in the united states today than we had in 1977
    unemployment today is 5.1%
    the miracle of obamanomics.

  • Poor O-Hole: he inherited such a mess.

  • There used to be a time when a low unemployment rate (it’s currently 5.1%) signaled a healthy economy, but that’s not the case under Obama, whose BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) number-fudgers and book-cookers are full of BLS*t. Recall who oversees them: Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who lied under oath during his confirmation.

    2013: ‘Obama Appoints Radical Who Lied Under Oath About New Black Panther Party Case to Head Labor Department’

    There used to be a time when the fiscal policy behind a stagnating economy was news. Now instead, mainstream media ignores this administration’s job-destroying strategies. Or in covering (for) them, they run their obligatory “unexpectedly” in headlines. This as things sour even more — this as we leave our seventh ‘Summer of Recovery’ behind! So much for Obama’s conjured-up ‘jobs-created-or-saved’ metric (BLS*t) or his “laser-like focus” on J-O-B-S <–a three-letter word to Biden.

    What should be news is the slow death of an economy that once created more jobs, wealth, and freedom, playing the pivotal role for human liberation the last century, and its death spiral is by design. Say, "Obama built that." He impacted entrepreneurship, the lifeblood of America. He politicized the #EPA and the #IRS then introduced a staggering regulatory burden on the private sector. And his #Obamacare mandate redefined the work week.

    No wonder millions of Americans are still out-of-work. (And Obama not having them figured in, formula-wise, is really him saying they don't count.) No wonder Obama is called President Downgrade and, debt-wise, the country is in dire straights. This as federal tax revenue$ continue to set records. No wonder so many small businesses closed, many family-owned and open for generations, and now gone forever. This is all part of Obama's legacy.

  • Deez_Nuts2015

    Yeah, it’s all Bush’s fault.

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  • RedSoloCup

    Methinks the BLS of full of BS.