CNSNEWS dot com is reporting that only 45.7% of Detroit's population is NOT in the labor force and only 34.5% are getting food stamps.
Traditional two-parent families and the productive taxpaying citizens they produce have fled. In 1950, according the U.S. Census Bureau, Detroit had 1,849,568 people and was the fifth-largest city in the nation. By 2000, its population had dropped to 951,270; by 2010, to 713,777; and by 2011, to 706,585.
What has happened to the people who remain? The Census Bureau estimates there are 563,055 people age 16 or older in the city who could potentially work and be part of the labor force. But only 54.3 percent of these -- or 305,479 individuals -- actually do participate in the labor force, meaning they either have a job or are looking for one.
Another 257,576 of Detroit residents age 16 or older -- 45.7 percent of that demographic -- do not participate in the labor force. They do not have a job, and they are not looking for one.
In fact, these 257,576 people in Detroit who do not have a job and are not looking for one outnumber the 224,846 residents who do have jobs. But of the 224,846 residents who do have jobs, 34,500 -- or 15.3 percent -- have jobs with the government. Thus, this city that boasted 1,849,568 residents in 1950 has only 190,346 private-sector workers today.
There are 264,209 households in Detroit, and 91,204 of them -- or 34.5 percent -- get food stamps.
Very few of the people who are staying out of the labor force in Detroit are staying out because they are stay-at-home moms with working husbands. Of the 264,209 households in Detroit, only 24,275 -- or 9.2 percent -- are married couple families with children under 18. Another 78,438 households -- or 29.7 percent of the total -- are "families" headed by women with no husband present. Of these, 43,742 have children under 18.
I honestly thought the percentages of not employed and food stamp users would be higher.
I saw Rick Snyder on Fox News last night or the night before and he said the state will not bail out the City of Detroit.
JoAnne Watson better get on her Obamaphone and call Hussein the Usurper, Chancellor of the Rogue Regime in D.C., who her people got elected or may have a front row seat of what a municipal bankruptcy and liquidation looks like.
"I tremble for my country when I realize God is just." -Thomas Jefferson