U.S. Unemployment Up in February "U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased to 9.1% in February from 8.6% in January and 8.5% in December. Underemployment is 19.1%, up from 18.7% in January" Only 58.4% of the population has a job. This is no recovery. We are mired in a continuous recession. Inflation is the only thing making the market & GDP climb. Real people are still worse off.