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What do you think the REAL unemployment rate is?!?!?!

Drue-AFCL 2012/06/10 02:35:56
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  • Chokmah 2012/06/10 04:02:42 (edited)
    something else and what?
    Chokmah
    +7
    16%... the U6 unemployment rate is even higher... about 22%

    Check out this:

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  • rustex782 2012/06/13 19:52:43
    11.6
    rustex782
    real reason behind unemployment

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • bosshog 2012/06/11 01:13:27
    something else and what?
    bosshog
    +1
    I WOULD THINK WITH ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE JUST PLAN QUITE LOOKING AROUND 22%
  • true american 2012/06/11 00:20:10
    something else and what?
    true american
  • Amelia 2012/06/10 22:15:39
    something else and what?
    Amelia
  • gocar 2012/06/10 18:13:32
    something else and what?
    gocar
    +1
    It is very hard to get a handle of the real figures. So many people while not on the rolls are gainfully employed and being paid under the table. Even they contribute to the economy because there are plenty of taxes to pay instead of income tax. To think people do not want to work is to deny reality. Why would people risk their lives to cross a desert just for a job? Why would thousands turn up when only a hundren jobs are available. Sad but true is the fact that there are alway more people than there are jobs and we must have compassion for the ones who did not get hired.
  • DM Twin 2012/06/10 17:42:10
    11.6
    DM Twin
    +2
    at least this !!!
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/06/10 17:12:28
    something else and what?
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +1
    If the employment rate is only 62.1%, the Unemployment rate must be 37.9%.

    http://behavioraleconomy.gall...
  • firebird 2012/06/10 16:40:02
    11.6
    firebird
    +2
    Its something very close to the figure you just gave us...... ITS high.
  • Golden Panther 2012/06/10 15:59:10
    something else and what?
    Golden Panther
    +2
    Far more than the obumbo folks would have you believe...my lowest estimate would be close to 20% and growing. The really sad thing, apart from their lying, is that if the cretin is reelected it could go down simply because all labor will be serf, at best, and at worst, out and out slavery.
  • marcuss....PHART 2012/06/10 14:00:01 (edited)
    something else and what?
    marcuss....PHART
    +2
    16% actual and 24% reality when you include under employed..



    When 0webama touts that jobs are created all you have to do to refute him is go to the department of labor website and search initial claims for the month and it is ALWAYS 4x what the loony liberal leftists claim of job creation for the month.



    Reality is something the LWNJ can not comprehend.
  • Idiot repubs 2012/06/10 13:51:15 (edited)
    8.2
    Idiot repubs
    +1
    So Bush's "real" unemployment rate was 22.8%. Good to know.
  • true am... Idiot r... 2012/06/11 00:21:16
    true american
    Is bush in office?
  • Idiot r... true am... 2012/06/11 02:42:11
    Idiot repubs
    +1
    It's right on the graph on top comment, bush left the "real" unemployment at 22.8% and now it is dropping, It must be tough when facts don't back up your lies.
  • true am... Idiot r... 2012/06/11 10:08:44
    true american
    Well ask those who are under employed ,and unemployed if it is turning around.
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/06/10 13:44:05 (edited)
  • ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/06/10 13:07:23
    something else and what?
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    +2
    They're being unrealistic and dishonest. When you figure in the number of people who are UNDEREMPLOYED, which should be included, the number jumps into the low 20's.
  • Idiot r... ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/06/11 02:43:03
    Idiot repubs
    From the top comment graph, Bush left it at 22.8%
  • ģhøṡτ øώl Idiot r... 2012/06/11 12:22:51
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    Okay. And?
  • Dodgerfan 2012/06/10 12:30:45
    something else and what?
    Dodgerfan
    +4
    Closer to 20% due to those that have stopped looking, the underemployed and the people who are stay-at-home moms or dads and don't attempt to find outside work.
  • Old Poet 2012/06/10 12:15:34
    something else and what?
    Old Poet
    +4
    If you factor in those who have exhausted benifits it's probably 10% plus.. If you include the "dirty little secret" no one wants to talk about, underemployment, it's possibly over 20%.
    If you were laid off a job making $60,000 a year and end up finding a job and coming off the unemplyed roles, but at $40,000 a year you are probably underemployed. He/she has a job, you say? Yes but if his/her expenses were $50,000 a year while making $60,000 he had $10,000 in disposable income to contribute to economic growth. If he/she has $50,000 in living expenses but is making $40,000 on the new job he/she is going in the hole or broke. His/her expenses equal the new salary, he/she breaks even but has no disposable income to contributee to economic growth. The employment problem's "dirty little secret".
  • Dodgerfan Old Poet 2012/06/10 12:31:44
    Dodgerfan
    +2
    Well worded reply.
  • Old Poet Dodgerfan 2012/06/11 14:33:44
    Old Poet
    +1
    Thank you for your acquiesence, Sir and though I now live near Venice, CA, i must say, Go Braves! LOL
  • JustTheFacts 2012/06/10 11:11:31
    11.6
    JustTheFacts
    +3
    Excellent post.

    Liar In Chief has the Dept of Labor lying for him every month as the number is ALWAYS adjusted up from the previous month, but still adjusted to a number that is no where near what is really accurate.

    11.6 is probably more accurate than what we are currently being reported, but my guess is that it is really higher than that. In the obama Depression the private sector is not creating enough jobs to keep up with what is needed at a minimum level just to keep pace with population growth.
  • Lefty 2012/06/10 11:03:31
    something else and what?
    Lefty
    +1
    It's whatever it is! What matters is working toward getting it lowered, and the republicans don't want any part of it!
  • Dodgerfan Lefty 2012/06/10 12:33:44
    Dodgerfan
    +1
    The Reps and Dems are responsible for throwing away taxpayer money and making laws that hurt both small and large business domestically.
  • Drue-AFCL Lefty 2012/06/10 17:54:46
    Drue-AFCL
    +1
    It is not the Governments Job to create JOBS. And I don't understand your "whatever it is it is" attitude?!?! Your master is a fanagling liar who misrepresents his failures with cooked up numbers to make himself look better before his sacred election! The only way the Government can truly help with jobs is 'TO GET THE HELL OUT OF T HE WAY"

    THEDRE
  • Lefty Drue-AFCL 2012/06/10 22:59:24
    Lefty
    +2
    Good luck with your beliefs!
  • vdehl 2012/06/10 10:34:16
    something else and what?
    vdehl
    +1
    Who knows? So many people in their fifties are going from expiring unemployment benefits into disability claims. Disability claims have increased by over 20% over the last period. That's a big number. Can this be blame on the economy along? The economy where I am looks better. Every place seems to be filling up, a good thing for an area with high tourism.
  • mike 2012/06/10 09:05:14
    something else and what?
    mike
    +1
    Somewhere between 16 and 20%, its hard to actually tell since the only people they count have to be collecting a full unemployment check.
  • Bali 2012/06/10 08:31:22
    something else and what?
    Bali
    +1
    around 14%
  • mwg0735 2012/06/10 07:34:42 (edited)
  • fortycal_sig 2012/06/10 07:19:17
    something else and what?
    fortycal_sig
    +1
    My instinct, fwiw, tells me that 11.6 is too low.
  • FlyGalsMom 2012/06/10 07:08:08
    11.6
    FlyGalsMom
    +1
    ~~Among the Black communities it is higher than the rest of the country~ a WELL kept secret by 0 Bad Man Barry
  • TheTruth1313 2012/06/10 07:00:17
    something else and what?
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Much higher then the rates posted by the left biased media.
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/06/10 06:45:05
    something else and what?
    Charles R. Anderson
    +1
    It is about 13.0%, with many, many more under-employed. See my reasoning here:

    http://objectivistindividuali...
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/06/10 06:18:47
    something else and what?
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +2
    Higher !!!!! The people that has given up or has collected all they can 99 wks and under employed would blow your mind !!!!
  • kcoat 2012/06/10 05:35:01
  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2012/06/10 05:17:50
    something else and what?
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +4
    At least 20% and probably higher when you factor in young people who are seeking work but have never worked before. I used to work for Unemployment in a New England state and I know the numbers are wildly skewed.
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/06/10 04:56:34
    something else and what?
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    +3
    48% ...

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  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/06/10 04:51:28
    something else and what?
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +3
    25%, including those whose unemployment benefits ran out and those who have stopped looking because they haven't been able to find a job in over 2 years. Of course, our happy face Marxist government would NEVER admit the truth of this.

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