In January 2013 the U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate was 63.60% while in February it dropped to 63.50%. The labor force became smaller even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the unemployment rate went down from 7.9% to 7.7%. THE LABOR FORCE GOT SMALLER SO THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SHOULD HAVE GONE UP! Americans are tired of the BLS lying to us. In addition, if you look at 'U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate Historical Data' starting at January 2009, you will see the labor force participation going steadily DOWNWARD THE ENTIRE TIME--THE BLS SAYS UNEMPLOYMENT HAS GOTTEN BELOW 8% and keeps going down, but this chart says things ARE GETTING WORSE IN TERMS OF PEOPLE WORKING. When Obama says "I put 6 million people to work!", LIES.