47% Of Unemployed Americans Are No Longer Looking For Work

47% Of Unemployed Americans Are No Longer Looking For Work

According to a recent Weekly Standard article, “a new poll suggests that finding employment, particularly for the long-term unemployed, continues to be a struggle for Americans.”  The survey also found that Americans are more inclined to look for work if they are currently not receiving unemployment benefits or if their unemployment benefits are about to run out.  Many Americans are not surprised that such a staggering percentage of those unemployed are not seeking employment. That the administration is unable to create viable alternatives to combat this accelerating number is alarming at best.  Key to evaluating the government’s success in managing the economy is an assessment of how well it can help the private sector create jobs and at the same time, incentivize Americans to join the work force and contribute to the economy.  Based on current data, the administration has failed to do both adequately. Throughout the centuries, Americans have responded to dire economic times with resilience, determination, and creative entrepreneurial spirit. Let’s hope that our government refrains from crafting practices and policies that threaten to dismantle the very traits that made our nation so strong.

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