August 21, 2013
Gallup: Unemployment Rate Jumps from 7.7% to 8.9% ... In 30 DaysTopics: Political News and commentaries
Outside of the federal government's Bureau of Labor statistics, the Gallup polling organization also tracks the nation's unemployment rate. While the BLS and Gallup findings might not always perfectly align, the trends almost always do and the small statistical differences just haven't been worthy of note. But now Gallup is showing a sizable 30 day jump in the unemployment rate, from 7.7% on July 21 to 8.9% today.More here.
This is an 18-month high.
As the Breitbart piece goes on to note, Gallup also shows an alarming increase in the number of underemployed (those with some work seeking more). During the same 30-day period, that number has jumped from 17.1% to 17.9%.
Posted by Hyscience at August 21, 2013 4:34 PM
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