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I don’t bother listening seriously to the statistics coming out of official mouths. They are ludicrous. The Clinton I administration took “gaming them” to extremes and their team-mate media was quite successful in making them believed by the masses. They have only become worse ever since.

On the other hand is
John Williams works diligently at getting and communicating The Real Numbers. Bookmark his site and check in from time to time. For in-depth and more, subscribe. He certainly deserves to be paid for his work and encouraged to keep it up.

Meanwhile, check out the real unemployment numbers.

1/4 of us are unemployed!

This isn’t going to end well.


Alternate Unemployment Charts

The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994. That estimate is added to the BLS estimate of U-6 unemployment, which includes short-term discouraged workers.

The U-3 unemployment rate is the monthly headline number. The U-6 unemployment rate is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) broadest unemployment measure, including short-term discouraged and other marginally-attached workers as well as those forced to work part-time because they cannot find full-time employment.

Unemployment Data Series   subcription required(Subscription required.)  View  Download Excel CSV File   Last Updated: January 10th, 2014