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Gina
05-10-2012, 11:49 AM
324,000 Women Dropped Out of Labor Force in Last Two Months--As Number of Women Not in Labor Force Hits Historic High

(CNSNews.com) - 324,000 women dropped out of the nationís civilian labor force in March and April as the number of women not in the labor force hit an all-time historical high of 53,321,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The civilian labor force consists of all people in the United States 16 years or older who are not in the military, a prison, or another institution such as a nursing home or mental hospital and who either have a job or are unemployed but have actively sought work in the previous four weeks and are currently available to work.

The civilian labor force is a subset of what BLS calls the civilian noninstitutional population, which includes all people in the country 16 or older who are not in the military, a prison, or another institution such as a nursing home or mental hospital.

This year (in both January and April), only 57.6 percent of the women in the civilian noninstitutional population were in the labor force. That is the lowest rate of labor force participation by American women since April 1993, according to historical data maintained by BLS.
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linda22003
05-10-2012, 12:36 PM
Should we assume these numbers are all involuntary? I don't know how to assess that number. Personally, I'm a woman who can't WAIT to drop out of the workforce, but retirement is still a few years away.

Odysseus
05-10-2012, 12:50 PM
It's that gosh-darned war on women.