Posts tagged 'unemployment'
Posted: June 8, 2011 | Tags: unemployment
The April unemployment numbers came out today, and the headline news is that unemployment crept up from 9.7% to 9.9% - despite the creation of 290,000 new jobs.
As always, though, my interest lies in another piece of the data set released monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I like the A-15 and A-16 tables, which track people not in the labor force. And no, that's not the same as people who are unemployed. To count as unemployed, someone must have actively sought work in the last four weeks. If you give up looking, you're ...