More Than 50 Percent Of Americans Don't Have Jobs: Infographic


Few figures are as obsessed over as the unemployment rate. Today, economists and pundits are falling over each other to dissect the meaning of May's slight uptick to 7.6 percent. But there are a lot of things that number doesn't tell us, like how many Americans aren't actually working. That number, it turns out, is closer to 55 percent.

Now, that's if you include every person in America, including babies. Cut out the under-16s, and you are still left with 34 percent of Americans who don't work at all. Who are they? What do they do all day? Check out the infographic below.