12.3%: ‘Total Unemployed’ Rate in USA

By Michael W. Chapman | May 2, 2014 | 2:01pm EDT

ype="node" title="unemployment

(CNSNews.com) – While the national unemployment rate declined from 6.7% in March to 6.3% in April, the rate for total unemployed workers in America, what the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calls the U-6 Measure, was 12.3% in April.

That 12.3% rate refers to “total unemployed,” says the BLS, and this includes the unemployed “plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force.”

The marginally attached are people who currently “are neither working nor looking for work” but have looked for a job sometime over the last 12 months. The people counted as “part time” are those who want and have looked for full-time employment but have had to settle for a part-time job.

CNSNews Reader,

The liberal media are terrified of the truth, especially when it leads to uncomfortable questions about their own leftist worldview.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism — not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews relies on the support of our loyal readers to keep providing the news and commentary that matter to the American people, not just stories that prop up the liberal agenda.

Make a donation today. Just $15 a month would make a tremendous impact and enable us to keeping shining the light where the liberal media are afraid to tread.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews.com E-Brief to receive the latest news.