A Dark Evil Omen: So why are U4 and U6 tracking U3?
I May Be Crazy But...: TrollingForColumbine: A Dark Evil Omen: slayer199: The government, not Obama cooks the books on unemployment numbers...and both parties are guilty. Why? Because it doesn't calculate people that have given up looking for work.The rest of it is just looney tunes.So why are U4 and U6 tracking U3?because 789And what ever happened to U2?
A Dark Evil Omen: slayer199: The government, not Obama cooks the books on unemployment numbers...and both parties are guilty. Why? Because it doesn't calculate people that have given up looking for work.The rest of it is just looney tunes.So why are U4 and U6 tracking U3?
Teufelaffe: The problem is that you believe that when the media reports the "unemployment rate", they're referring to the "number of people actually unemployed and wanting to work." The "unemployment rate" that gets tossed around in the media is the U3 number, which is a measure of people who are unemployed and looking for work (note the word "looking" not "wanting"). It does not include adults who are unemployed and not looking for work, regardless of why they are not looking for work, because that's not the people it's supposed to be representing. If you want to know the percentage of work-eligible adults in the US that are unemployed, and are not looking for employment, well guess what, that information is easily available to you (Hint: That's the U4, U5, and U6 multiple people in this thread have been mentioning to you.)You're biatching that the media is reporting a governmentally understated statistic, when the real issue is that you don't understand what the statistic that is being reported is actually representing.
slayer199: Vegan Meat Popsicle: U4, U5 and U6 all include exactly those people.Is this some sort of obscure troll or do you truly have absolutely no idea what you're talking about?http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htmFirst off, stop being so defensive.Secondly, from the above link:Who is counted as unemployed?Persons are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks, and are currently available for work. Actively looking for work may consist of any of the following activities:Contacting:An employer directly or having a job interviewA public or private employment agencyFriends or relativesA school or university employment centerSending out resumes or filling out applicationsPlacing or answering advertisementsChecking union or professional registersSome other means of active job searchI'm not saying that the 7.8% isn't an improvement or that Obama cooked the books, I'm saying that it doesn't accurately reflect the number of people out of work...and never has. My issue is how the government actually calculates unemployed. You took this to mean I was attacking Obama when in fact I was saying that TFA was looney tunes by pinning it on Obama when it was the government itself cooking the books.
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