Feb 11, 2014
Very quickly, the government lies on unemployment figures and has done so for many years now. The media only spreads those lies. They count part-time employees as working full-time, so that makes things look way better than it is. Unemployment is about 12 or 13%. It's improving, but not well enough. Believe me, as I'm on the look out for a job, actively go out every day, most are lower paying here that are available from $7.93 to $8.50 an hour and the vast majority are part-time. For tech positions, it's not that much better except that I can find some starting at $11 to $14 an hour, but I can't get to the better ones as I walk and take the bus.