Carpe Diem’s Mark Perry carefully investigates and clearly explains  — much better than I do here  — the likely source of Paul Krugman’s mistaken claim, in yesterday’s New York Times , that "the percentage of prime-working-age Americans without jobs . . . is historically high."
Mark reached the same conclusion that I reached: Krugman mistook "men" for "all workers."
Using what is likely the same data source used (but carelessly so) by Krugman — and looking at the jobless rates of both men and women — Mark concludes
says "the percentage of prime-working-age Americans without jobs is
historically high," which is clearly not accurate. It would be more
accurate to say that it is close to being historically low.