The American Working Man Still Isn’t Working
Prime-age men’s non-employment in the United States has been creeping upward for decades—from a low of four percent in the 1950s to almost 14 percent today.
The American Working Man still isn't working. 8.5 million men aged 25 to 54 are either unable to find a job or no longer looking for one. Why can be done?
says reform: -criminal justice -occupational licenses -infrastructure -job training
10+ years of growth, longest streak of job growth ever and 50-year low for unemployment rate. But, the fraction of employed men age of 25-54 (so-called prime age men") has still not recovered to it's pre-crisis rate. I write about this in
Why is the United States seeing a drop in the employment rate of men aged 25-54?
has the answer
The employment rate for age 25-54 has surpassed its pre-recession value. The large increase in prime age female employment rates (72.4% to 73.9%) has more than offset the slide for men (87.1% to 86.3%). I write about the male part of the story here.
_ Billionaires and corporations got a big tax cut, but The American Working Man Still Isn’t Working