http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-...ot-labor-force-soar-579000-record-946-million "While the September jobs number was an absolute disaster, here is the real punchline: in September, the people not in the labor force soared by a whopping 579,000 to a record 94.6 million, up from the previous record 94.0, even as number of people employed - according to the household survey used to calculate the "5.1%" unemployment rate - tumbled by 236,000 to 148.8 million." The graphs in this piece are quite striking. The anemic jobs data certainly puts a spike in the Fed's thinking about an October rate hike, and I think December prospects for a hike are remote. The sour soup mix of the global economy difficulties, anemic job data, stagnant wages, and presidential campaigns makes for interesting pundits' predictions in 2016. If the predictions were thrown darts, I wouldn't expect very many to hit even the edge of the target hanging on the bar wall.