U.S. Employers Add 266,000 Jobs In November, But Not All Are Seeing Gains

Dec 6, 2019

The unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in November, making it a historic low. But that figure does not capture the number of Americans who have given up on finding work.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 15% of men in their prime years aren’t working. That’s up threefold from 5% in 1968.

Host Peter O’Dowd talks to Mike Regan (@Reganonymous), senior editor at Bloomberg News, about why.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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