CNN has an interesting article on the jobs recovery favoring singles.
When you look a little deeper at their data, it becomes clear what really is going on is younger people are delaying or choosing not to get married. This results in the number of single adults growing much more rapidly than married adults. Key quote:
"... the single population is growing at more than double the speed of the married population. Should that continue, single adults will soon account for a larger share of the U.S. population than married couples for the first time on record."
We've posted on the decline of marriage in the past. But it's an important enough trend to repeat ourselves. Last year we said:
The assumption of marriage ripples through our society and many of our social, economic,and business institutions and assumptions are based on a world where most people are married.
Obviously these institutions and assumptions are going to have to change.