Pew says that represents 23 percent of Americans who are out of work and looking for a job; a post-World War II high.
The current job stats are being artificially inflated by including 415,000 Census workers who will be included in the May employment report due out this morning. According to Marketwatch.com:
Economists surveyed by MarketWatch are looking for nonfarm payrolls to grow by about 540,000 in May, including about 415,000 Census workers.
If the new "calculator app" my iPad is correct, that would mean that more than three-quarters of the jobs created will have been created by the Administration to handle the census which means those people will lose those jobs when the data-collection is done.
The Administration will have to keep them on the job, gathering and counting, until mid-November or they will add to a jump in the UNemployment stats just before the mid-term elections.
Finally, there was a report out of the UK that one of Obama's half-brothers was denied entry into England after arriving on a flight from Kenya.
According to the BBC,
"A Home Office spokesman said Samson Obama was denied a visa after immigration officers noticed one of his documents was false. That led them to further inquiries.
"According to the News of the World, fingerprint tests linked him to an alleged sex attack on a British girl."
Back home to Kenya for old Samson? Nope-a-ree. Again, from the BBC: "He eventually took a connecting flight to the US without formally entering the UK."
Wait. He was allowed to proceed to the US with a forged document and having been linked to a sex crime? Wonder where he's staying, and what he's doing while he's here.
Just what Barack Obama needs in his current slump: Samson Obama making a guest appearance on "To Catch a Predator."