Jobs Breakdown By Age And Gender, Or No Country For Prime-Aged, Male Workers

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On the surface, the April jobs number was better than expected: in the grand scheme of things, it kept in line with the growth of the overall US labor force (which grew by 210K per the household survey) - the bare minimum in needs to keep the unemployment rate in line. A quick look beneath the surface does reveal the usual question marks, however.

The first and now traditional issue, is when looking at the composition by age. Here we notice that just like in prior months, a key part of the growth was attributable to those aged in the 55 and over group, which added 79K workers, although a surprising change was the massive addition of some 187K workers in the lowest paid, 20-24 age group - the biggest monthly jump in this category since September. Was this due to students entering the workforce early? The reason is unclear. What is clear is that the prime working demographic, those aged 25-54 saw yet another decline, as 16K workers exited the ranks of the employed.

Breaking this down sequentially by sub-55 year old workers, vs those 55 and over, shows the same trend seen many times before: no cumulative hiring of "young" workers, with the bulk of hiring focusing on those 55 and older.

So that's the age distribution: no major surprises here. 

But perhaps the most curious development in the April jobs report is the gender breakdown: of the 293,000 jobs added per the Household Survey, women workers (aged 16 and older) accounted for... 384K? Men - sorry. 90K males lost jobs in April.

Why? We look forward to finding out. But perhaps Buffett's praise of women in the US yesterday was on to something.

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Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:19 | 3526322 Taint Boil
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No worries, war will take care of that.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:22 | 3526339 SafelyGraze
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we're from nsf and we're here to help

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383

 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:24 | 3526360 LawsofPhysics
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I challenge you to identify any such governement funded opportunity for white men from poor households.  Racism is very much alive and well at the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.  Keep paying those taxes suckers...

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:31 | 3526391 jbvtme
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why does the dax surge on a favorable usa jobs report? 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526421 NoWayJose
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Wealth effect. Wall Street employees will buy more Mercedes, Beemers, and Audis.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:52 | 3527455 Raymond K Hessel
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Women are cheaper and 20-25 year old's are cheaper.  It's no surprise.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:51 | 3526494 NoDebt
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They export a lot of their stuff here.  More employment here, more people with a paycheck to buy their stuff.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:41 | 3526781 outamyeffinway
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It's easy to figure out why men are losing jobs. They're grooming women for the workplace to put the oxen back in the field when this  bitch collapses. Get your hoes, hoes!!!!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:25 | 3526365 fightthepower
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In the past, young unemployed males would riot.  Now they sit on their asses and play video games.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:27 | 3526373 Xibalba
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medicated

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526426 Ness.
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Choomed up *cough-cough*.  Not that there's anything wrong with that ;)

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:32 | 3526398 LawsofPhysics
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By design, when the beer and food stops flowing, then the riots start.  Unfortunately, most will be fat drunk and stupid.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:34 | 3527109 PlausibleDenial
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"Fortunately, most will be fat drunk and stupid".  There fixed it for you:)  I am 61 and off to the gym to lift.  Then, to the range with my M4. 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 13:18 | 3527529 LawsofPhysics
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Did not junk you, but something about guns and numbers comes to mind.  I hope you ahve taught your children to shoot as well.  I have and a well-educated tribe is a necessity.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:32 | 3526399 phalfa5
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@ fightthepower   ...    soma  v1.0

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:39 | 3526435 ebworthen
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Schlitz!

Hey, how about we put them to work at microbrewery's making craft beer?

The "self-checkout" robots are taking up the cashier/teller jobs.

The illegals are taking up the manual labor jobs.

Beer is the answer!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:01 | 3526528 NoDebt
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Schlitz beer- holy crap!  That brings back memories.  My Dad used to drink that when I was a kid.  He gave me sips of it after we finished mowing the lawn.

Good times.  Good times.  And it's not true what they say that Schlitz will give you the Shitz.  I encountered no such difficulty.

Schlitz is gone (still produced by Pabst, I think, but not the same as it used to be), but I still have the old tractor we used to mow that lawn (1972 Bolens Husky).

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:21 | 3527314 Ident 7777 economy
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Wow ... that does go back a few .. we had a John Deere 110 ... 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526427 mademesmile
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The guys who aren't playing video games are taking care of kids. At my daughters preschool I see a perfectly 1/3 mix of grandparents, moms and dads acting as the primary caretakers. In the past, women would not be depended upon to be the family breadwinner. I'm female btw.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:41 | 3526444 ebworthen
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Was thinking about that movie this morning - that is where we are headed.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:43 | 3526452 The Second Rule
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No Doubt.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:41 | 3526786 outamyeffinway
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You forgot "planking".

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526420 Rathmullan
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Male Hiring 4G phenomena: Greeters, Grocery Baggers, Guards (Security) and Geek Squaders

 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:49 | 3526485 Curt W
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The walmart here no longer has greeters, the oldsters need to find a new gig.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:22 | 3527320 Ident 7777 economy
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We have them on and off ... 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:24 | 3526361 otto skorzeny
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US is upgrading bunker busters for "negotiations" with Iran- but Moshe Hagel said no BBs for yous jews in Israel.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:49 | 3526487 FreeNewEnergy
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Didja hear about the Jewish guy with a hard on who ran into a wall?

Broke his nose.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:07 | 3526562 hivekiller
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They want American's young people to have no option but to go out and die for the empire.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:57 | 3526883 kentfinance
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These are "Starbuck" jobs. Older people and younger people are cheaper than prime demographic. Women are seeking work (at "Starbucks") to augment household income becasue everyone is running out of liquidity to delever themselves.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:23 | 3527327 Ident 7777 economy
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The difference being a career vs "just a job"

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:21 | 3526333 Stoploss
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So,  factory orders and ISM NM should back this wonderful job's beat number..

I can't wait!!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526419 adr
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Depends on whether or not the algo goal seeked market hits it's target by the release date or not.

Besides, you're not supposed to care. LOOK GREEN ARROWS!!!!!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:21 | 3526336 govttrader
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"perhaps Buffett's praise of women in the US yesterday was on to something."

Perhaps Buffet was bragging with a *wink* *wink* that he already HAD the jobs report YESTERDAY

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:26 | 3526370 Quinvarius
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Like all criminals, he had to monologue about it.

The fact that he is on Twitter is probably a sign of impending financial destruction coming out of left field.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:21 | 3526627 kito
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too bad hes senile and didnt remember he was supposed to keep quiet.........................

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:22 | 3526337 Divided States ...
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Yeah most of the 'female' professions being hired are HOOKERS....to cater to the growing bonuses of the Wall Streeters.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:25 | 3526366 otto skorzeny
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they like the Aryan look.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:41 | 3526446 DeadFred
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But the nice Wall Street guys are employing 20-24 year old hookers not the 16 year olds. Good for them.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:21 | 3526340 LawsofPhysics
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This is okay, because "prime-aged, male workers" make the best soldiers.  Hedge accordingly.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:25 | 3526651 viahj
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they also make the best revolutionaries

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:22 | 3526342 Headbanger
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This is nuts

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:29 | 3526380 tarsubil
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It does seem a little nutty. Maybe things got distorted by the manipulation.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:22 | 3526349 Quinvarius
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Fewer manly jobs out there.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:51 | 3526369 Sudden Debt
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THAT'S DESCRIMINATION!!!

THERE'S NO JOB THAT 1 MAN DOES THAT 2 WOMAN CAN'T DO COMBINED!!

 

AND WOMAN CAN DO 2 THINGS AT THE SAME TIME!!! LOOKING AT THE CLOCK WHILE TALKING ABOUT THEIR KIDS FOR EXAMPLE!!!

LAY ON THEIR BACK WHILE HAVING SEX IS ALSO A GOOD EXAMPLE!

I'M A MAN, AND I CAN'T DO THAT AT THE SAME TIME!!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:31 | 3526390 Agent P
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"I cut down trees, I eat my lunch, I go to the lavatory. On Wednesdays I go shopping, and have butter scones for tea..."

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:38 | 3526406 phalfa5
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"Me?  I'm just a lawnmower....  you can tell me by the way I walk."

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1tFQMjc-IE

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:47 | 3526819 BraveSirRobin
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Fewer manly men, too.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:23 | 3526351 autofixer
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Men don't vote, as much as a group, for the Welfare State.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:28 | 3526377 otto skorzeny
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that's why the Dems want the illegals made legal- they're like the negroes-Dems til death.

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