Don't be fooled the US government uses a unique way to keep the true jobless rate hidden. Basically they count only people on unemployment. What happens to the unemployed people not on unemployment or the people who used up all there unemployment but are still not employed. Both fall off the spectrum, The REAL unemployment rate is 19.8%!!! That is frighteningly close to the Great Depression Levels of 22-25%, where they measure full unemployment not just people on unemployment benefits! Read the article!