Monday, November 21, 2016

The U.S. labor force's guy problem: Lots of men don’t have a job and aren’t looking for one

The L.A. Times reports:
Men ages 21-30 who were not in the workforce reported spending an average of 6.7 hours a week playing video games from 2012 to 2015, compared with just 3.6 hours from 2000 to 2007.

The figures are higher for men in that age group with less than a college education. Erik Hurst, a University of Chicago economist, found that those men spent an average of two hours a day on video games in 2014, with 10% of them reporting playing for six hours a day.
Labor force participation in the news.