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Reason #17: Share of Adults Working Full-Time Remains Near Record Lows

July 22, 2014

Record Low Share of Adults Are Working Full-Time.  The percent of adults in their prime working years (i.e. ages 25-54) working full-time remains near the lowest levels ever recorded.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Note that this data began in 1986.


As introduced on June 17, 2014, Ways and Means Chairman Camp is listing 40 reasons for the Senate to pass the 40 jobs bills the House has already approved.  The reasons define the distress Americans continue to feel in the “new normal” of high unemployment and weak job creation resulting from Obama Administration economic policies. 

View the prior reasons here.