Why count some unemployed as unemployed and not others?
So today’s news is about the jobs numbers and it struck me that not counting the unemployed in their totality, whether they are looking for work or not, means that our economic situation is more dire than reported. When did the U.S. start counting and who sets the policy on counting and how many times has the policy changed?
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