Did you know that there are nearly 102 million
working age Americans that do not have a job right now? And 20 percent
of all families in the United States do not have a single member
that is employed. So how in the world can the government claim that the unemployment rate has "dropped" to "6.3 percent"? Well, it all comes down to how you define who is "unemployed". For example, last month the government moved another 988,000 Americans
into the "not in the labor force" category. According to the government, at this moment there are 9.75 million Americans
that are "unemployed" and there are 92.02 million Americans
that are "not in the labor force" for a grand total of 101.77 million working age Americans that do not have a job. Back in April 2000, only 5.48 million Americans were unemployed and only 69.27 million Americans were "not in the labor force" for a grand total of 74.75 million Americans without a job. That means that the number of working age Americans without a job has risen by 27 million
since the year 2000. Any way that you want to slice that, it is bad news.