UCubed: Weak Jobs Numbers Becoming ‘New Normal’
Washington, D.C., May 3, 2013 – The Union of Unemployed (UCubed) warns that a red line has been crossed. Less than half of the U.S. population is now part of its workforce.
“The BLS report of only 165,000 new jobs added last month underscores the pathetic response to this chronic jobs crisis by America’s political leaders,” said UCubed President Rick Sloan. “Before this new normal becomes fossilized, Congress must act to stimulate our economy.”
“America crossed a red line,” continues Sloan. “This morning the United States population stood at 315,787,766. According to the BLS, our civilian workforce in March numbered only 155,028,000. That means less than half of us are working – 49.1 percent to be exact.
“As our population continues to grow so must our workforce. And with 22.6 million under- and unemployed, getting folks working again must be our highest national priority.”