In the November 13, 2013 post (“Not In Labor Force Statistic“) I featured editorial commentary from the Wall Street Journal, as well as an accompanying long-term chart, with regard to the number of people not working.
Below is an updated chart regarding this statistic. The current figure, last updated on September 5 depicting data through August, is 91.794 million people (Not Seasonally Adjusted) :
Data Source: FRED, Federal Reserve Economic Data, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Not In Labor Force [LNU05000000] ; U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics; accessed September 8, 2014;
The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation
SPX at 2007.71 as this post is written