The Worker Demand Ratio reveals the pull of those not in the work force into the work force or the push out of those in work force into the idleness.
This is a good chart that cuts through much of the propaganda published by the Establishment's media on behalf of Congress and its agencies regarding the state of the economy.
Above 36%, Americans in hard times. Near 33%, Americans are in good times. An improving economy will feature a curve sloping downward to the right. A deteriorating economy will feature a curve sloping upward to the right.