Hope and Change: In 1 in 5 U.S. Families, No One Works

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CNS News: In 19.9 percent of American families in 2014, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), no one in the family worked.
A family, as defined by the BLS, is a “group of two or more persons residing together who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption.  In 2014, there were 80,889,000 families in the United States, and in 16,057,000 of those families, or 19.9 percent, no one had a job.
The BLS designates a person as “employed” if “during the survey reference week” they “(a) did any work at all as paid employees; (b) worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; (c) or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family.”
Members of the 16,057,000 families in which no one held jobs could have been either unemployed or not in the labor force. The BLS designates a person as unemployed if they did not have a job but were actively seeking one. The BLS designates someone as not in the labor force, if they did not have a job and were not actively seeking one.
The BLS has been tracking data on employment in families since 1995. That year, the percent of families in which no one had a job was 18.8 percent. The percentage hit an all-time high of 20.2 percent in 2011. It held steady at 20 percent in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, it declined to 19.9 percent.
The BLS also calculates these data for single-parent families. In 25.6 percent of families maintained by women with no spouse present, no family member is employed. In 17 percent of families maintained by men with no spouse present, no family member is employed.
The data on employment in families is based on the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey of the civilian non-institutional population, which includes people 16 and older, who are not on active duty in the military or in an institution such as a prison, nursing home or mental hospital.

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Dr. Eowyn

How is this sustainable?
I know, I know!
No wonder in our 2014 tax returns, our taxes have increased although my husband and I made less in income.


Thanks, Democrats!!


The recipients of Obama’s “hope and change” don’t care that this is unsustainable. Like children they want their free stuff and they want it now. Their childish attitudes towards life, work and voting makes them the perfect people for a one world governance system. They are sheep and they’ll just follow the food supply no questions asked and no care for their country, their rights, nothing. Obama knows he will probably be out of office when this collapses but he’s used the mileage from this to his advantage, the entitlement people think he’s their savior. So Obama gets his adulation… Read more »

MA in MO

Sounds like “We The Sheeple” are marching to the “New World Order’s” tune without missing a beat. There is also the saying of “How to Lie with Statistics” which is taught in every Stat 101 class in the country. This is one case that if they are lieing it is probably much worse than is being portrayed.


and the sheople still believe there is an America other than a geographical location. in the end all debts must be paid, it is a natural law, mankind can “kick the can down the road” but nature requires balance.

Todd Higgins

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