U.S. Unemployment Rate Forecast First, I call it FAUX, because the current calculations have the bullshit "NOT IN THE WORK FORCE," which means if your unemployed and haven't looked for a month, then you are considered leaving the work force, which has a positive effect on unemployment. Yet these unemployed people are usually the long-time unemployed and the most desperate to find a job! Right now faux unemployment sits at 8.2%! In July it's predicted to get to 8.3% and it's predicted to rise to 8.5% by Nov!!! This is bad news no matter what side of the isle your on! I wish that despite Obama and his liberal agency the economy would true around, but it's getting worse!!!