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Patshawndria Ivey fills out a job application at Smoothe King May 8, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The Labor Department released numbers that show 223,000 jobs added in April with the unemployment rate at 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in March, which is the lowest rate since May 2008. (Photo by

CBO: Nearly 1 in 6 Young Men in U.S. Jobless or Incarcerated

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), out of the 38 million young men in the U.S. in 2014, 16 percent were jobless (5 million or 13 percent) or incarcerated (1 million or 3 percent). The share of young men without a job or in prison has increased substantially since 1980, when just 11 percent of young men fit into either category.

Job seekers line up to apply for an opening on November 15, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

94,044,000 Americans Not in the Labor Force

The number of Americans not in the workforce during the month of April increased substantially compared to the previous month — again tipping over the 94 million mark — according to Labor Department data released Friday.