Originally Posted by StroShow4
Except they don't count the people who stop looking for a job... so the number isn't really indicative of the true unemployment rate.
Very true, which is why it's so strange that some conservatives seem to be panicking over these numbers and spewing nonsense and irrational conspiracy theories in response. These are ok numbers, nothing great really, but they are positive. The stock market is responding well to the reports and many see this as a sign of a sustained positive recovery.