Category: Employment, Think Tank

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2 Responses to “The Rise and Fall of Labor Force Participation in the U.S.”

  1. farmera1 says:

    Conclusion???? Baby Boomers are getting old and retiring in large numbers driving down the participation rate.

    That’s pretty much what I got out of the piece.

  2. murrayv says:

    The other significant piece that seems to never be discussed is “off the books” and self employed. Perhaps there is no way to get data on these pieces, but anyone who has been a businees broker knows that this group is a very substantial part of small business employment. Self employed has probably grown significantly with people learning to at least augment their incomes via computers and the internet.