One of the things we need to remember is that the size of the retiree population is increasing rapidly. I don't know how that figures into the number directly but you can't take pre-baby boomer retirement numbers and compare them directly to numbers now that the baby boomers are at retirement age.
Healthcare.gov the “progressive equivalent of declaring ketchup a vegetable”
I'm willing to bet that the number of people who aren't looking is a lot higher than that. A good portion of those who are receiving unemployment benefits aren't looking. They're simply filling out the paperwork on line and hitting send. There is little to no auditing occurring. It's become a huge scam.
those people are counted according to BLS
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Counted as unemployed? Yeah, I know that. I was making a different point. Many, many people are gaming the system. And it's not a difficult thing to do. They could hire more people and conduct more audits, but that's kind of a catch-22.
BTW, once we got past the strawmen and the attempts to formulate other's opinions for them, this has been a good discussion. See folks? It is possible.
It's the incessant drumbeat of Husker fan negativity from what appears to be a vocal (and venomous) minority.