Friday, August 19, 2011

Real Unemployment in the US

According to the Wall Street Journal (2011):
  • At least 13.9 million people are unemployed in the US today.
  • More people are unemployed in the US today than there are people in any US state, with the exceptions of Florida, New York, Texas, and California.
  • More people are unemployed in the US today than the combined populations of Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska, South Dakota, Delaware, Montana, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Idaho, and the District of Columbia.
  • More people are unemployed in the US today than there are people in either Greece or Portugal.
To the above, I would add the fact that more people are unemployed in the US today than at the peak of the Great Depression in 1933.


Real unemployment is measured in number of souls.

Source: Wessel, D (2011, August 19), The United States of Unemployment, Wall Street Journal Online.

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1 comment:

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

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