At the same time, articles like this one, about guys with college degrees working 4 jobs for 60 hours per week and earning $20,000 total, reminds us of why fewer folks are finding college affordable or even enrolling at all.
And then, there's the Motley Fool, suggesting that the "shadow economy" is much more active than anyone realizes and, in fact, is luring people away from the employment rolls. So you don't need to worry so much about all the folks disappearing and no longer counted. Aside from the fact that they are making no contributions to social security and most likely "doctor visits" are to the emergency room as uninsured people, our millions of "shadow workers" are no doubt living high on the hog this holiday season.
Tell me another one, Santa.