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All You Need To Know About The US Economy: True Unemployment Is Over 12%

How can an economy that is growing so slowly produce such big declines in unemployment? Something about the U.S. economy isn’t adding up. Either the unemployment data or the GDP calculation is very much wrong. Last week’s failure by the Fed to hike rates is a direct confirmation that nothing with the US economy is as strong as the 5.1% unemployment rate suggests.

12 Ways - US Economy In Worse Shape Than Was During The Last Recession

An “economic collapse” is unfolding right now before our very eyes. But what most people really mean when they ask about these things is that they are wondering when the next great financial crisis will happen. Here is a bunch of charts and statistics that show that economic conditions in the U.S. are already substantially worse than they were during the last recession.

Jobs Market: The True U.S. Rate of Unemployment is 23.2%

Dearth of jobs resulted in Americans giving up looking for non-existent jobs and thus ceased being counted in the labor force. The 6.2% US unemployment rate is misleading as it excludes discouraged workers who have given up and left the labor force because there are no jobs to be found.

The Only Chart Of Employment That Matters

The problem is that stronger economic growth is needed to drive employers to increase levels of full-time employment but it is full-time employment that leads to stronger economic growth. How do you solve that puzzle?

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