Tag: employment

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.