This is a quick piece here on the labor participation rate, following up on the piece I wrote last week about the jobs numbers not being consistent with recession. Mike Shedlock at Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis and Bill McBride at Calculated Risk have put up posts with opposing views on the now marked decline in US labor force participation.
The question is why is this labor force participation rate falling so steeply. Mish looks at some predictions for the rates fall as the US populati...
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