Over 50,000,000 Working Age Americans Out of Work

The number of native-born, working-age Americans who aren’t working has shot up by almost 9 million since 2007, and by almost 15 million since 2000, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigration group.

By late 2012, roughly 50 million native-born working-age Americans weren’t working, up from 40 million in 2000, according to the March 13 report, titled “Still No Evidence of a Labor Shortage.”

The army of idle Americans is important for the immigration debate, because advocates for greater immigration say foreign workers are needed to fill slots that can’t be taken by Americans.

The 50 million idle Americans include many who are studying, have chosen not to work or have retired early.

But the government data shows that 16.7 million native-born Americans wanted — but did not have — full-time work in 2013, up from 10.5 million in late 2007, and 7.8 million in 2000.

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  • BenDoubleCrossed

    Why do some incumbent politicians need to be instructed they were elected to represent citizens and not people in our country illegally?

  • gracentruth

    The goal seems to be one world government under??? sharia law or marxism. Whatever, it is not to be headed by USA. The white kenyan’s government turning its back on Israel and threatening Israel to give up territory and Jerusalem has assured the destruction of USA. Isaiah 9:10. Peace,

  • bernie

    This facade of a “recovery” is just that, a facade. This non-sense about the “Great Recession” was also a facade to cover-up the face that this “recession” was 10x worse than the “Great Depression.” The other shoe is about to drop, Maericans should be very worried right now. Those perfect lives, socccer moms, 18 holes of golf and sangria on your beach deck are almist over. The sad thing is that none of you are prepared. You will try to suck off your prepared neighbors just like you do on the teet of Uncle Sam. Sad.