THE 'REAL' AMERICA: 21.5% UNEMPLOYMENT, 10% INFLATION, AND NEGATIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


THE 'REAL' AMERICA: 21.5% UNEMPLOYMENT, 10% INFLATION, AND NEGATIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH

Let’s start by talking about unemployment.

We are being told that the unemployment rate in the United States is currently “3.8 percent”, which would be the lowest that it has been “in nearly 50 years”.

To support this claim, the mainstream media endlessly runs articles declaring how wonderful everything is. For example, the following is from a recent New York Times article entitled “We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are”…

The real question in analyzing the May jobs numbers released Friday is whether there are enough synonyms for “good” in an online thesaurus to describe them adequately.

Doesn’t that sound great?

It would be great, if the numbers that they were using were honest.

The truth, of course, is that the percentage of the population that is employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession. According to John Williams, if honest numbers were being used the unemployment rate would actually be 21.5 percent today.

So what is the reason for the gaping disparity?

As I have explained repeatedly, the government has simply been moving people from the “officially unemployed” category to the “not in the labor force” category for many, many years.

If we use the government’s own numbers, there are nearly 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now. That is higher than it was at any point during the last recession.

We are being conned. I have a friend down in south Idaho that is a highly trained software engineer that has been out of work for two years.

If the unemployment rate is really “3.8 percent”, why can’t he find a decent job?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very simple; the US government regularly "moves the goal posts" to present figures on employment, and inflation which are wretchedly out of kilter with the economic realities of both discussions.

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