Economix Blog: ‘The Great Shift’: Americans Not Working

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/explaining-the-labor-force-dropouts/?partner=rss&emc=rss

The decline in the jobless rate since the recession is almost entirely because of the continuing contraction of the labor force, a trend that began more than a decade ago and that economists do not entirely understand.

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