If you ask Republicans about the last 8 years, the unemployment number is wrong. If the government says it's 5%, it's actually 15% or even 20% I hear all the time. Who really knows? Not sure if there is an "unemployment" expert on this board, or someone who actually works at the Dept of Labor to help us out on this debate. So fast foward 2, 3, 4 years. The Dept of Labor says unemployment is at 5%. Will Republicans still say it's actually 15%? Or will they says its 20%? Or will the numbers actually be 3%? Not an anti Repub thread here, I'm just pointing out what they say when it comes to unemployment. At least most of them.