LABOR: Statistics

In the U. S., babies are not gainfully employed. Neither, statistically, are most gunmen, convicts, home girls, degenerates, street sheiks, housewives. These and all other gainlessly employed total 72,470,000—or just short of two-thirds of the U. S. population. They live either on coupon-clipped income or on their relatives or on the State.

Cause for alarm or proof of prosperity was found by the National Industrial Conference Board in the fact that the working percentage in the U. S. is declining. Thus:

In 1910, 41.5% worked.

In 1920, 39.4% worked.

In 1925, 37.2% worked.

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