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Another Unhappy Father’s Day for America’s Working Dads
On the sixth Father’s Day of the Obama Administration, it’s time to review how America’s fathers have been doing in the Obama Economy. Overall, the answer is not well. For example, as economist Heidi Shierholz of the liberal Economic Policy Institute recently admitted: “Men…are still nearly 700,000 jobs below their pre-recession employment peak, and given growth in the potential male labor force, are 3.7 million jobs down.”
The picture is even worse for men at the beginning and middle of the employment years – that is, those between the ages of 25 and 54. The following charts provide more details about their employment conditions as millions of them prepare to celebrate Father’s Day with their sons and daughters this Sunday.