Nonsequitur: Workers vs. Non-Workers

May 1, 2013

Did you know that less that 50% of American adults work full-time?  Did you know that 15% of American adults right now are retired?  Here is a great graphic from Bloomberg BusinessWeek breaking down the work activities of US adults:

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The graphic points out that officially unemployment is at 7.6%. Only 5% unemployed show up under the “Workers” column. But 3% are listed as non-workers “Available for work but not actively seeking”. And, of course, there is that mysterious 8% that are doing “Other.” That’s about 16% of American adults who probably should be working if they could just find something to do.


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