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US – In 2014, 87.4 million people 16 years and older neither worked nor looked for work

In 2014, 87.4 million people 16 years and older neither worked nor looked for work at any time during the year. Of this group, 38.5 million people reported retirement as the main reason for not working. About 16.3 million people were ill or had a disability, and 16.0 million were attending school. Another 13.5 million people cited home responsibilities as the main reason for not working in 2014, and 3.1 million individuals gave “other reasons.”

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  People who are not in the labor force: why aren’t they working?

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