By John F. Di Leo -
We talk about unemployment numbers… so many statistics, so many challenges. People looking for work, people who’ve given up looking… 5% judged this way, 10% judged that way… it seems we have talked about joblessness – especially industrial joblessness – for decades, actually, ever since the industrial age began.
In the end, though, the numbers that really matter are these: how many people are in the workforce, and how many are outside it? And how many of those working are in fact working to the best of their potential?
Do you earn minimum wage, part time, because that’s all you’re capable of, or because that’s all you could find? If you run a business, is that business as productive and lucrative as it could and should be, or would it be a hundred times better if the economy at large were booming, as it should be?