Your number is wrong. There are about 3.2 million receiving unemployment benefits in state programs. However, the number double that (6.4 million), when all programs are accounted for.
Originally Posted by Iriemon
I think what you forgot to account for are the several million people in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.
The BLS explains how they do it in their FAQ.
Obviously, the Government (BLS) is not using unemployment data to calculate the number of unemployed.
Last edited by BleedingHeadKen; May 10 2012 at 07:00 PM.
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