How reliable are unemployment figures?
I understand there was a change in the way unemployment is measured. Is the new way more accurate?
I am not an expert but what I learned from the media (which in Germany is actually quite reliable and independant) they fiddle with the figures. We have a system where unemployed people must search for jobs and if they cannot find one they have to do 1 EURO jobs or their allowances will be cut substantially. While these people are "employed" the unemployment rate goes down. This is not a representation of the true picture, though, and many of them still need support from the government.
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by Eugene Hardy5 years ago
Specifically, you have run out of benefits and you still can not find a job?
by Jim Hunter7 years ago
Thats ridiculous, if you can't find a job in your area in three years then move to where the jobs are. Unemployment is beginning to be a career for some people.
by Susan Reid6 years ago
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