That uphill climb might be too steep under the circumstances:
Black labor force participation fell to 60.2% in December 2013, its lowest level in 35 years, before rebounding slightly, to 60.5%, in January.
Not to worry, say the Administration spin doctors. The collapse mainly reflects retirements, not a disheartened workforce.
In fact, for all races, labor force participation rates for workers in their prime years, ages 25 to 54, are also in free fall.
Huh. Right when they realize the system's been rigged from Day One:
Funny how that works out,...