Laissez Faire - One of the most bizarre happenings in our current economic
environment has been the surprising collapse of the number of people in
the labor pool. This reality adds a sting to the unemployment numbers.
They are falling bit by bit, but so is the total pool of people who are
even part of the count. Once people drop out, they disappear
The trend for men in particular goes back half a century, but for
all groups, the dropout rate accelerated dramatically after 2008: