Activist Post: Spinning Bad Financial News Into Good

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Can the news get any worse for US employment? Astonishing stuff.


When the long-term (more than one year) discouraged workers are included, the US unemployment rate is about %. In other words, the real US rate of unemployment is almost three times higher than the reported–headline rate–of 8.1%. What is the purpose of reporting an unemployment rate that is about one-third the real unemployment rate? The only answer is through Happy News.

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