IR#03: The REAL US Unemployment Figures for ‘Dummies’

The real US unemployment figures

The Real US Unemployment Figures

This was 2013….The economy’s got worse, much worse.

Published on October 10, 2013          The real US unemployment figures.

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Apparently, The MSM & Our Congress Critters in DC Can’t Do The Math

The real US Unemployment figures for the month of August according to the Feds stated there were 11.3 million Americans among the unemployed.  According to the Feds calculations, this is based on an available workforce of 154,794,520.  The Feds ONLY use the U3 statistics for their official monthly headline report which as many of you know, are those people who have applied for unemployment benefits during a particular month plus those from the previous 17 months who are still collecting unemployment benefits.
Now, let’s look  at some REAL numbers:
The US population as of August 31st, 2013 was 316,571,118….this figure does not include illegals.  Now we will start subtracting out those segments of the US population that are NOT part of the available workforce…

Research Links:
Official US Unemployment Rate Jan 2013-Aug 2013
International Center for Prison Studies
Huffington Post — US Incarcerates More of it’s Citizens than Any other Nation:
Statista — Statistical Portal — Number of Americans with Full Time Jobs
Bureau of Labor Statistics-Definitions of U1-U6 & How Government ONLY Reports the U3 #
BLS News Release (These numbers don’t jive) September 6, 2013 -PDF Report
QUARTZ US Jobs Report and Sector Breakdown — Where are the Jobs?  Government!
A Tale of Two Employments — People being Forced into Part-Time Jobs
US/World Population Statistics 2013
AEI — Astonishing Interactive Graph of US Population by Age 1900-2060
US/World Population Clock
Child — Population of Children from 0-17 years of age — 2013
Brietbart:  Only 47% of Adults have Full-Time Job
Forbes: Why The REAL Unemployment Rate is Higher Than You Think
Unfit for Work:  Rise in Disability in America
US Census:  11.14.2012  The algorithm for work disability status
Federal Register for NIDRR
US Demographics Profile
ICPS World Prison Population Rates per 100K of National Population
BOP Last Updated 8.24.2013 — (Figures are not reliable)
SGS — Payroll Survey Data
Statista — Monthly Numbers of FT Employees in the US from August 2012-2013

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