US Snooze and World Snort reports that 20% of Americans who can work for a living... don't.
Dr. Helen, brilliant woman that she is, conjectures perhaps many of them have gone Galt and are working off the books.
My own experience tends to support her conjecture, but with an understood bias. I generally don't hang with layabouts who refuse to work. Yes, I know many people who are unemployed.... but they are scrabbling to make a buck and get by. None sit on their butts waiting for a tax-payer handout to be direct deposited via the most recent Buy-A-Vote scheme.
There is precious little in the way of services I can't have done under the radar, paying cash, and NOT paying taxes on the transaction.