The conservative line on unemployment this year has been all about discouraged workers who are not counted in the standard U3 unemployment, unfortunately for them U6 unemployment which does account for them is down 0.5% this year and 0.1% last month.
http://portalseven.com/employment/unemp … ate_u6.jsp (figure 2)
by pgrundy 9 years ago
Wall Street is happy this morning over it. It was 9.6%. The president still expects it to top 10% before the end of the year.Who makes this stuff up????
by Joseph Davis 7 years ago
How long do you think a person should be on unemployment?There are current people who have been on unemployment for almost 2 years. Do you think unemployment should be a short term safety net or should it last as long as a person needs?
by Judi Burton 7 years ago
I find this argument sound and wonder at how republicans can be serious about the possible demise of the US Treasury Bond for the sake of taxes for the top 1% of the wealthiest Americans. Economists are flabbergasted right now at how far this has been taken.
by uncorrectedvision 6 years ago
If not the most often touted, misunderstood piece of government disinformation is the unemployment rate. It does not represent those who are not employed or those who would rather be employed than unemployed. It barely and inaccurately represents the figure of jobs created in a...
by Kathryn L Hill 5 years ago
We are trying to decide if America would be better off as a full fledged Social Democracy. I say absolutely NO! But, I would like to hear from You!Any complaints? Are you happy, self reliant and feeling content? Would you recommend it for America?
by Cassie Smith 5 months ago
Why are so many young people without a job and homeless?According to a New York Times articles there are more young people out of a job and homeless. But didn't Obama say that the recession is over? Didn't Michelle say while campaigning that we were poised for growth? Isn't the...
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