WEB Notes: There are more working age people out of the labor force now than during the Obama years. “GREAT AGAIN”??? Not quite, but they claim the unemployment rate is now at 4.1%. Can you see how they manipulate the numbers? The more working age people that are not working, the lower the unemployment rate goes. That is not how it works, but for them it does and no one questions it. If you want to be blind and deluded to the facts, then so be it. I once read somewhere that would happen (2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:11).
The economy added 261,000 jobs in October – the most since President Trump took office — and the nation’s unemployment rate dropped another tenth of a point to 4.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.
But a record number of Americans – 95,385,000 – were not in the labor force in October, and the critical labor force participation rate dropped four-tenths of a point to 62.7 percent, a disappointing show, as 76,500 Americans left the civilian labor force..
The previous “not in the labor force” record of 95,102,000 was set in December 2016, the final full month of the Barack Obama presidency.