Cessation of labor force growth since 2008

posted by
March 7, 2012
Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs  
Posted in Commentary

"The United States has a long history of population growth and concomitant labor force growth. As the chart below shows, the number of men in the civilian labor force (men either working in paid employment or actively seeking work) increased fairly steadily over the past half-century -- at least, until the onset of the current recession." (03/06/12)


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