“Not In Labor Force” Statistic – As Of September 2014

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) :

not in labor force

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