#3 The inactivity rate for men has risen even higher since the end of the last recession and is now hovering near an all-time record high…

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A disproportionate percentage of those job losses tend to come from male-dominated industries such as manufacturing.

Since 1975, the United States has run a total trade deficit with the rest of the world of more than 8 trillion dollars, and right now there are more than 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job.

#6 Back in the 1980s, more than 20 percent of the jobs in the United States were manufacturing jobs.

Today, only about 9 percent of the jobs in the United States are manufacturing jobs. #7 According to the Economic Policy Institute, the U. economy loses 9,000 jobs for every 1 billion dollars of goods that are imported.

#10 Thanks to Obama administration policies which are systematically killing off small businesses in the United States, the percentage of self-employed Americans is at an all-time low today. #11 According to CNN, American men in the 25 to 34-year-old age bracket are nearly twice as likely to live with their parents as women the same age are.

#12 According to Time Magazine, unemployed men are significantly more likely to get divorced than employed men are.

When a man finds that he cannot provide what his family needs no matter how hard he tries, it can be really easy to descend into a spiral of despair, depression and self-pity. Meanwhile, the quality of our jobs continues to decline at a staggering pace.

What all of this means is that the number of Americans living in poverty is going to continue to grow, and there will be lots more men that feel worthless because they can’t provide for their families.

Just before the last recession, about 70 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.

Today, only 64 percent of all men in the United States have jobs…

Perhaps traditional gender roles are not quite as dead as many people believe that they are.