...If you look at the average labor force growth from 1948 to 2007 of 1,579,000 the labor force should have expanded by 6,316,000 2008-2011. Instead the labor force expanded by a mere 38,000!
Thus, 6,278,000 people are unaccounted for in the unemployment numbers based on historical averages... The unemployment numbers using this historical trend method show the following numbers for November in these years:
Unemployment Rate Adjusted for Population Growth
I am sure it is just coincidence, but it is interesting to note that the flat lining of the labor force began in earnest with the Obama administration.
Six million people missing. Six million gone from the labor force.
Hopefully you won't hate me and -- not to trivialize the real thing in the least -- but I can't keep myself from thinking that President Obama is the architect of an economic holocaust.