Labor participation for men age 25 to 54 has been declining for decades, but sped up during the recession with large-scale layoffs in construction and manufacturing. A lot of them seem to be gone for good.
Economy / Biz
As Americans set out on popular Labor Day road trips to drink in the last dregs of summer, their joyrides will be the most affordable in more than a decade. A gallon of gasoline costs just $2.40 on average nationwide, the least since 2004.