I am convinced that the United States government has been continuing a lie about unemployment in the US that has gone on for years now. I have mentioned this to others before, but it really bothers me that Americans just accept the nonsense that their government feeds them. That type of attitude is what made it possible for Hiter to do the horrible things he did. About half of the people in the United States do not have jobs. To me that is nearly fifty percent unemployment. If you go to the linked site below, you will see that the US Government says that for the month of November 2008, about 154,616,000 people in the US had jobs of one type or another. Employment Situation Summary Knowing that the legal population of the United States is 306,000,000 people, that leaves a hell of a lot of people without work. About half of our citizens do not have work either full or part time. That is fifty percent unemployment. Now, I know that that includes the kids who are too young, the elderly who are too old, the sick who simply can not go to work and those who are physically incapable of working because of handicaps. Add all of them together, and what does that give you? If you estimated 50,000,000 for their number that would leave 102,000,000 who would take a job if they could find it. That is a hell of a lot more than the four million the government is telling us are unemployed. Now, I dont know how many are really Too old, Too young, Too sick or Too handicapped, but I do know that it is not nearly half of our population. I strongly suspect that we have tens of millions who would like to work, but have not been able to land a job for years now. They are not counted in the labor pool because the truth is frightening. Why do we have this tremendous disparity in the actual reporting of the unemployed? I recommend to everybody we meet that they ask their governmental representatives to demand accurate reporting of the unemployment rate in the United States . I strongly suspect that our current unemployment is close to what it was during the Great Depression. I see so many people without jobs and homeless. That is the true indicator of how bad things are.