The figures below in the propaganda piece would have you believe full participation in the work force in America is 214 Million. Or a workforce including every man, woman and child between the ages of 10 and 95 years of age.
That is ludicrous being the participation rate is, by the article 62.8%, Check the math.....
92,594,000: Americans Not in Labor Force Hits All-Time Record; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low
May 2, 2014 - 8:43 AM
( CNSNews.com )- A record 92,594,000 Americans were not in the labor force in April as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In March, according to BLS's non-seasonally adjusted data, there were 91,630,000 Americans not in the labor force. In April, that increased by 964,000 people to an all-time record of 92,594,000. The previous record was 92,534,000, set in January of this year.
The BLS's seasonally-adjusted number for people not in the labor force--which was 92,018,00 for April--was also an all-time record. This was up 988,000 from the 91,030,000 seasonally adjusted number BLS said was not in the labor force in March.(The previous all-time seasonally-adjusted high for people not in the labor force was 91,8080,000, which occurred in December 2013.)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has been using the same measuring techniques for years.
So what we have here is a big drop in unemployment which makes no sense unless you figure in the citizens no longer looking for a job. That ties into the one-tenth of one percent growth in the first quarter.