...can be found on the same page as the lie. The Bureau of Labor Statistics emits an assortment of "U" figures including the "U-3" (the "official" unemployment figure used by the media) and the "U-6" (the truer figure which includes all the folks who are unemployed / underemployed / given up looking, etc.). Turns out that this "underutilized" segment of the labor force is indeed larger than the media would have us know.
I relish this contrast between "official" and the truth - it's as good as anything you read in Pravda in the old days. Couldn't make the link work, so here's the address: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t12.htm
Socialists and Other Grotesque Ingrates
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