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More on the unemployment figures: Who wants a job, anyway?

  • 6.4 million people not counted in the “labor force” want jobs now
  • 8.9% the percentage of people the U.S. government says are unemployed, according to traditional figures which have been caressed with great care to look as good as possible
  • 12.6% the percentage of people who the government says want a job, but are unable to get one – a number that includes, but extends BEYOND the unemployed source
March 4, 2011 // 20:26 // 3 years ago
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  1. absentofgrace reblogged this from damnitdisney and added:
    Wait, are all the people I tumble with unemployed? I mean, I know many of you are students but who all is unemployed...
  2. thedailycaveat said: this guy!
  3. damnitdisney reblogged this from socalfeminist
  4. thisisalisha said: do you have any figures on people without full-time jobs in this market? i.e. freelancers, contractors, creatives who no longer have traditional jobs but instead “gigs” - sacrificing benefits just to get some income anyway they can. thanks!
  5. terenceinmonochrome reblogged this from shortformblog
  6. gamerchick02 reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Yep.
  7. socalfeminist reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    I want to print this out and wave it in my mom’s face. LOOK, I’M NOT MAKING THIS UP!!!
  8. shortformblog posted this