Tim Cavanaugh on How Many Americans Are Really Out of Work

Unemployment is down! The recovery is here! Or so the Obama administration claims. Just one problem, writes Tim Cavanaugh: Hardly anybody believes that the standard measure of joblessness accurately reflects current economic conditions. Now a new bill proposed in Congress aims to change the way we report unemployment.

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