Originally Posted by elsid13
"The labor force participation rate, a key metric that measures those working and looking for jobs, edged higher to 63.8 percent after wallowing around 31-year lows for the past several months."
More folks back activity looking for employment, I expect that one of key reason the number edge up to 7.9% vs going down or staying at the same rate. Not great but not total disaster. More slow steady muddling progress.
It is really bad. This long into a recovery we should be adding jobs at a rate to move unemployment down. Obama can barely add enough to avoid this being another recession. Seriously we are like 1% growth away from going the wrong direction.
Country needs a change.