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The Mystery Of The Millions Of “Missing Workers”

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Something really strange is going on, and none of the “experts” can explain why it is happening.  Right now, there are more jobs available than ever before.  In fact, according to one recent measure there were nearly 11 million job openings in the United States during the month of July.  There are literally “help wanted” signs all over the place, and so if you want a job you can go get a job.  It may not be the job that you want, but the truth is that there are millions upon millions of jobs available.  We are in the midst of the greatest labor shortage in U.S. history, and companies are absolutely desperate to hire people.  Wages are being raised to unprecedented levels, signing bonuses are often being offered, and some companies have completely waived drug testing requirements.  Labor has become one of the hottest commodities in America, and you would think that in such an environment we would see huge numbers of people being hired.

But that isn’t happening.

Instead, the number of Americans that are employed only rose by 194,000 last month…

U.S. job growth fell to the slowest pace of the year in September, a sign the Delta variant and a persistent shortage of workers weighed on the economic recovery.

The economy created 194,000 jobs in September, the smallest gain since December 2020 and down from 366,000 jobs added in August, the Labor Department said Friday.

Needless to say, that is a terrible number.

When it was revealed on CNBC, the talking heads were stunned

CNBC’s Squawk Box expressed astonishment on Friday with September’s jobs report, which came less than halfway to meeting projections.

The moment began with Steve Liesman, who looked down at the report and said, “194,” reflecting the 194,000 new jobs reported over the last month. “Whoa!” Becky Quick responded.

Before the pandemic, we needed to add between 150,000 and 200,000 new hires each month just to keep up with population growth.

So this is definitely a “treading water” number.

But we shouldn’t be “treading water” when nearly 11 million jobs are open.

At this point, employment in the U.S. is not even close to returning to pre-pandemic levels.  As you can see from the chart below, the total number of Americans that are employed is still about 5 million below the peak that we reached just before the pandemic hit.

If just the people that were employed before the pandemic decided to go back to work, we would have about five million more Americans working.

So what happened to them?

The civilian labor force is also way down from pre-pandemic levels.  In fact, right now it is currently at a level that is about 3 million lower than the pre-pandemic peak.

And according to the latest number that we just got from the government, the civilian labor force actually decreased by 183,000 last month…

Curiously, even as the unemployment rate dropped, the participation rate also declined from 61.7% to 61.6% as the civilian labor force somehow shrank in September by 183K to 161.354 million.

Because of population growth, over time the number of Americans that are employed and the civilian labor force should both steadily grow.

But instead, in both cases it is as if millions of people have completely disappeared from the system.

So where did all the people go?

Some conservative pundits are telling us that Joe Biden’s policies have given many unemployed workers a reason to stay home and not work, and I agree that Joe Biden’s economic approach has been completely and utterly disastrous.

But this isn’t just happening in the United States.

Right now, there is an epic shortage of labor all over the globe, and this is something that I have covered a number of times.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “What Is Causing The Global People Shortage?”

So where did all of the “missing workers” go?

Millions upon millions of people all over the world that were working before the pandemic are now seemingly unavailable to work now.

If we simply had enough workers to do all of the jobs that needed to be done, a lot of our global supply chain problems would disappear very rapidly.

Before I end this article, there is one more thing that I would like to discuss.

According to the OECD, 136 nations have all approved a new global agreement on corporate taxation…

A group of 136 countries have agreed to a global treaty that would tax large multinationals at a minimum rate of 15% and require companies to pay taxes in the countries where they do business.

Estonia, Hungary and — most notably — Ireland joined the agreement Thursday. It is now supported by all nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the G20. The countries that signed on to the international treaty represent more than 90% of global GDP. Four countries that participated in the talks — Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — have not yet joined the agreement.

Even in the midst of all the craziness that is going on out there, globalism continues to march forward.

Now that the world has come together on this, what other types of “global tax agreements” could they come up with in the future?

Of course most Americans will never even hear about this new global agreement on taxation, and it will never become a major political issue in this country.  This is by design, because the globalists prefer to move their agenda forward without much public debate if possible.

Our world is being transformed at a pace that is breathtaking, and the road ahead is filled with peril.

Most people simply trust our leaders to do the “right thing”, but the truth is that the biggest criminals in our society can often be found walking the halls of power.

We have already witnessed so much chaos and death over the past couple of years, and much more is on the way in the months ahead.

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    • imoovabull

      want to know where they all are? not on this planet. a giant space fleet is being built.

    • tonyw

      it is pretty simple really… Handout money is too easy to come by and you have instilled fear into the remaining available workforce that they will lose their jobs if they reject the jab.. that is about the crux of it

    • Julie

      I think we all know where the workers went…..they had a choice – the jab or lose your job…they chose life! Those that took the jab are either diabled now or deceased.

      • Barry

        Did your parents have any children that lived Julie?

    • truck driver

      Vaccines killed everyone

      • Busta Myth

        Probably, there could be many millions of dead people all over the World lying dead in their homes from the “WARP SPEED” Clot shot…first signs anyone would know of would be either the smell or loads of flies up at the windows

        seems like total madness and insanity to rush through a so-called “vaccine” on BILLIONS of people

        at this point TRUST NOBODY that is going along with this insane evil agenda

    • pocomotion

      I will, under my own LLC,,, clean 2 city blocks of toilets daily M-F with weekends only replenishing the paper, toilet and hand.

      My income will accept is base $210,000.00 with an expected Christmas $40k bonus. Yes, we were founded on Christianity. Let me know what I can do for you and your city, as you know the work is pretty shitty. 2 city blocks I will handle very well and that’s some serious shit! :mrgreen:

    • HTLIII

      Oh, my. What a coincidence. MILLIONS of job openings but no Americans willing to work. Therefore, it is a good thing for corporate America that several million illegal immigrants turned up to fill jobs and get into the massive corporate banking medical insurance rackets. Every vaccine program has been kicked to the curb in Mexico, so there are BILLIONS of dollars more to be made at tax payers’ expense by hiring on these illegal immigrants to work for 40% wages and have the rest of America pick up the tab for the 50 or more vaccines these immigrants each will need to fit in. Rubber Biden and the congress of mewling prancing circus poodles will put on a show only flies on shidt could appreciate. The Georgetown jesuit justice department will sit back and enjoy the fruits of the 240 year old Vatican Moscow Washington Alliance dedicated to the take down of our republic.

    • Болеслава

      You ask a questions you don’t even attempt to answer and you call that an article?

      People being paid not to work and dead people from the vaccinnes. There’s your answer.
      You talk like they must have been abducted or something but can’t use simple logic.
      Why even write an article?
      And what are all the illegals doing, living off benefits? :lol:

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