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Chart imitates life: What happened to you

We haven't had this low a percentage of working-age Americans actually working or trying to get a job since the early 1980s (chart above).
Chart imitates life: What happened to you
Chart imitates life: What happened to you

We haven't had this low a percentage of working-age Americans actually working or trying to get a job since the early 1980s (chart above). In April alone, more than half a million people gave up, which is scary.

Meanwhile, productivity continues to rise while wages stagnate (chart below).  Workers are doing more with less, and often for less. Sound familiar, where you live?

Chart imitates life: What happened to you

(H/T Felix Salmon, Andrew Sullivan; charts from Zero Hedge and Economic Policy Institute)