Everything You Should Know About the Jobs Numbers – Mike Shedlock – Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary – Page 1

 

2503ee56-bd9c-48f8-8e13-c23dcf68caaeThe official unemployment rate is 5.8%. However, if you start counting all the people who want a job but gave up, all the people with part-time jobs that want a full-time job, all the people who dropped off the unemployment rolls because their unemployment benefits ran out, etc., you get a closer picture of what the unemployment rate is. That number is in the last row labeled U-6.

U-6 is much higher at 11.4%. Both numbers would be way higher still, were it not for millions dropping out of the labor force over the past few years.

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