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Older Americans Working More and Longer, Bucking Labor Trends

The phenomenon of more older Americans working bucks overall employment trends — even as the percent of the population with a job has declined the share of employed older Americans has steadily increased. Overall the percentage of adults with a job — 59.9 percent — has failed to recover to pre- Great Recession levels, meanwhile the share of older Americans with a job has soared.

Survey: Largest Texas County Turning Blue

HOUSTON, Texas — A survey from Rice University says that 52 percent of Harris County (Houston area) residents have now declared themselves as Democratic or to lean Democratic. Only thirty percent declare themselves to be Republican.

Record Number of Men NOT in Labor Force

A record number of American men were outside the labor force last month, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on historical data, the 38,151,000 American men not in the labor force is a record going back to the first available data in June of 1976 when just 15,349,000 men were out of the workforce.

94,446,000 Americans NOT In Work Force

While the economy added 211,000 jobs in November, the number of Americans not participating in the work force exceeded 94 million for a fourth month in a row, according to Labor Department data released Friday.

24,914,000 Foreign-Born People Employed In U.S.

The number of foreign-born people employed in the U.S. increased last month, representing a figure more than three times higher than the number of unemployed native-born Americans, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jackson Hole Fed Summit: A Failing Long Term Fed Report Card

From its founding until the beginning of the 20th century, the United States went from a non-economy to being the world’s largest and wealthiest economy. It achieved this feat on the gold standard mostly, with no central bank, (except for 36 years), and with little or no central planning.

Tech workers (Oli Scarff / Getty)

In ‘Gig Economy’ Future, Employees Don’t Exist

The “gig economy” is the term for corporations embracing the “on demand economy,” “collaborative consumption” and “sharing economy” bandwagons to restructure “work” into small projects of limited duration so that big business can justify legally dumping employees and hiring contractors. With employee benefit costs exceeding 46 percent of wages and workplace litigation spiking, “employees” don’t exist in the future of work.

Apple Elitist in Employment

The elitism of Apple–the head of which, Tim Cook, has already ripped into the supposed rednecks of Indiana for their desire to protect religious freedom–extends to its employment practices.