The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Retirement Discussions / Retire Early Liberal Edition

URL:  http://boards.fool.com/quotpublic-attention-on-the-shrinking-labor-30349203.aspx

Subject:  Re: More People Opt Not to Work Anymore Date:  10/30/2012  7:42 AM
Author:  ariechert Number:  46021 of 73705

"Public attention on the shrinking labor force has tended to focus on unemployed workers who abandon their job searches. But such people make up a relatively small share of the millions of individuals who have left the labor force in recent years.

Most of the dropouts are retirees, students or stay-at-home parents—people who wouldn't want a job even if one were available." </snip> intercst