"That is one of the numbers you ought to consider when trying to make sense of the economic disaster that is America today. 13,533,000 is the increase in the number of people listed as “not in the labor force” since Barack Obama took office. That number has grown 16.8% during Barack’s supposedly “booming” economic recovery.
The BLS defines “not in the labor force” as:
The remainder—those who have no job and are not looking for one—are counted as not in the labor force. Many who are not in the labor force are going to school or are retired. Family responsibilities keep others out of the labor force. Since the mid-1990s, typically fewer than 1 in 10 people not in the labor force reported that they want a job.
During the final two years of the George W. Bush Administration the number not in the labor force creeped up by almost 4%. Historically the number of folks not participating in the labor force has hovered around 34%. Under Obama that number has increased dramatically to 37%.
Why does this matter? This essential removes 8 million people from the civilian labor force. If you add those people in to the total labor force then the unemployment rate is actually almost 10%." Larry Johnson
Well, there you are. Do you think those 13 and a half million are impressed with the "Bark, fido!" order to the media that is evident in WH generated orders to stop Trump and Sanders? pl