U.S. Unadjusted Unemployment Shoots Back Up According to Gallup, faux unemployment went to 8.3% (from 7.8%) and under employment went to 17.2% (from 15.9%) and work force participation! Breaking down the numbers! Folks this is bad news all the way around! With all the layoffs that countless large corps have been ANNOUNCED, which have only been announced haven't happened yet, haven't even effected these numbers yet!!! Those layoffs will occur over the next 6 months. It will get worse each month! Hiring is freezing and firing is accelerating! The only way the numbers go down is how they went down during most of Obama 1st term. So many of the long-time unemployed left the workforce. Workforce participation is LOWER than the Great Depression! WTF!