Gallup is calling official U.S. unemployment numbers a big lie.
"And it's a lie that has consequences," says Gallup.
According to author of the Gallup article, Jim Clifton, "We're hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is 'down' to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market."
But, says Clifton, "While you are as unemployed as one can possibly be, and tragically may never find work again, you are not counted in the figure we see relentlessly in the news -- currently 5.6%. Right now, as many as 30 million Americans are either out of work or severely underemployed."
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