The stats and headlines regularly reported by the liberal media are a joke. Journalistic integrity? Nearly nonexistent today.
Look at U6 - a much more realistic view of the unemployment picture. From 1994 - 2008, it ranged between 7 and 11%. Any guesses as to the average since then? Try 16%. Fantastic job creation picture, right?
Also rarely mentioned is the labor participation rate. After 20 years of consistent rates between 66 and 67%, the unemployed dropping off of the "official" count have driven it below 64% in just 4 years.
The lapdog media would never dare highlight these statistics, but they are readily available on the BLS website to anyone with the guts and honesty to look at them. Cheers.