America’s ghost legions of idle men

Male employment rate reaches Great Depression-era levels, with nearly 1 out of 6 working-age men no longer looking for employment

depression-eraThe US stock market continues to set new records. Unemployment continues to go down. The United States is now at or near “full employment”. According to a Bloomberg headline last year, “The Jobless Numbers Aren’t Just Good, They’re Great”.

But a closer look at economic data by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt reveals something else entirely. While “unemployment” has gone down, the work participation rate, and especially the male work rate, has been relentlessly declining for most of the post-War era and is now reaching a crisis with Depression-era levels.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Depression era did not hand out welfare benefits on our current scale, so it is easier for the jobless to transition to the attitude of “You got yours, so I want mine.”

  • vwVwwVwv

    USA have not only left the DC-MOB sell out US Jobs,
    no, Feminism has turned Jobs a Man culd build a family with
    in to low wage halftime Woman Jobs on cant survive a month without welfare.
    the left destroys civilisation, i will point it out
    1969 USA send Man the Moon, 2016 USA cant launch a Satelite to Space.

    • K1

      Who ever holds the purse strings…
      holds the power in a relationship
      …as a woman having been brought up by sexist men in the family …
      Women entering the workforce is NOT THE ONLY REASON
      …there’s….immigration…..globalisation….machine technological advancement… fanciful swings of the marketplace….

      • vwVwwVwv

        lots of politicans, evan US politicans lived a normal life after service.
        immigration you had allways and new technologys to.
        feminism started quite well but the
        left turned it against society
        and perverted it.
        kids deserve
        a mom.

      • vwVwwVwv

        i have some small buisnesses, coffe’s and stuff, pulling strings?
        politics is a day to day struggle and there are many strings,
        you cant hold enough of them. it is an nice
        excuse for us but its a plcebo.

        sorry for diagreeing. 😉

  • BillyHW

    The feminist war on men has got to stop.

    • K1

      not just Feminists! (and they only deal with ‘white’ men! The others get a cultural and I don’t want to be considered racist card free pass)

  • Maurice Miner

    Well, I guess that EBT cards have replaced that “Depressing” look…

  • Dana Garcia

    Decades of industrial offshoring plus the new automation technology are having their desired affect — lower production costs.

  • simus1

    Something you won’t learn in a red fascist controlled classroom:
    The Great Depression did not begin with the Wall Street Crash.
    The Great Depression began with the election of FDR.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s somewhat narrower than that. The goal, the real goal is destroy the white working class and the white men in it. That’s what ‘deplorables’ is shorthand for. Hillary will proceed with a modern day version of ethnic cleansing against the ‘crackers’, ‘rednecks’, ‘Bible Belters’, ‘clingers’ and so on because that is the key to knocking the legs out from under the entire middle class, Jenga Style. That’s the goal; destroy the middle class and rule the serfs like a medieval aristocracy.

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    • K1

      unemployment and drug abuse

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    • K1

      domestic abuse goes up

  • K1

    IMMIGRATION FLOWS-note chart shows WWI, 1929 Stock Crash, WWII=immigration is LOW!!!!!!

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  • canminuteman

    If all these men can survive without working, more power to them. Work is highly overrated anyway. If they needed to work they would. I suspect a lot of them work in the underground economy.

  • Bless his heart

    All part of the attack on Western Civilization.

    These people are manufacturing or creating nothing. The goal of draining the nation is why these people have no jobs.

    These people should be adding to the common good and creating wealth for all. Instead they are not. All by design.
    That would be a lot of invasion expulsion crew people to eject the invaders.
    Apply the law. The conversation on citizenship and applying the law has been demanded by Americans for 50 years. The Americans demands have been ignored and alien armies have invaded. Now we can still debate who should be here and who should not. birth here does not always endow citizenship if the law is applied. this discussion must be had. Mexico can have back 10,20,30,40 million of the invaders it sent depending upon the results of the conversation. Otherwise, law is ended and globalism and its tyranny will be here. There are laws to handle the conversation, and a few more can be added. The hate of America will continue the destruction of it by those who hate it unless the political will enforces our nation and its laws.

    We will never even be able to help anyone else unless we end this multi-generational assault to destroy not only order in the USA, but across the world. Then there will never be a chance of a good life for any but a very few, and the masses will be cast into slavery with all real choices removed from their power.