Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Exponential Decay of Male Workers (Musical Tribute)

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It is one thing to have an exponential trend failure when there has been exponential growth. It is another thing entirely to have an exponential trend failure when there has been exponential decay. Note how far below the trend line we currently are. That's just sad.

So what are some of us doing with all that free time?

U.S. Department of Justice: Prison Inmates at Midyear 2009–Statistical Tables

Male Prisoners: 1,502,499
Female Prisoners: 114,979
Total Prisoners: 1,617,478

Speaking as a guy, we make up 93% of the prisoners under the jurisdiction of state or federal prisons or in the custody of state or federal prisons or local jails.

FBI - Mortgage Fraud

From foreclosure frauds to subprime shenanigans, mortgage fraud is a growing crime threat that is hurting homeowners, businesses, and the national economy.

It isn't all bad news. At least I found a growth industry in an otherwise stagnant economy. That's something I guess. Sigh.

This post was inspired by Jazzbumpa from the comments of the last post. He claimed the labor participation rate trend for men was even more disturbing than it was for women. Can't say I disagree.

See Also:
One of the Earliest Exponential Trend Failures

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Labor Force Participation Rate - Men

1 comment:

Stagflationary Mark said...

From the song...

I found a picture of you...

Yeah, it was on America's Most Wanted, lol. Sigh.