Where are the new jobs that accompany a robust economy?
According to the U.S. government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics' job numbers released today, in September 7.9 million people were unemployed, which is 5% of 158 million people with jobs in the U.S. workforce.

Chart by UnemploymentData.com

Digging a little bit into the government’s employment/unemployment numbers adds color to the report.
U-3: the official unemployment rate
First:  the U-3 number, defined as “total unemployed,” measured as a percent of the civilian labor force. The g...


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