Comment: Some related figures

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Some related figures

Total Working Age Population = 243 million
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/USAWFPNA

Total Private Sector Employees = 114 million
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0500000001

Thus, 129 million people of working age are either unemployed or working for government. In other words, each productive person is supporting 1.13 unproductive persons (not including children and elderly).

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