CHART OF THE DAY: Remember When Men Used To Have Jobs?

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Men between the ages of 25-54 are frequently described as being “working-age,” because, well, they’re expected to be working.

But as this chart, via Brad Delong, shows, that’s happening less and less.

Nearly 20% of men in this age group are out of the workforce, and none of the overall second-derivative labour market improvements seem to be helping much. How this trend impacts society more broadly should be interesting, to say the least.

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