A Quick and Easy Look at Real Unemployment Numbers

While the headlines tell us the monthly unemployment rate, we can look at other numbers in the report to get the whole story.

Problems With the Unemployment Rate

Almost everyone is saying the unemployment rate is a problem. At 6.6% and with job creation at 113,000, the numbers reflect a troubled jobs market. The problem, though, might be the statistic. We began collecting employment statistics during the 1880s.…