The current unemployment rate sits at 8.3 percent, a terribly high number, but in reality that rate is low and doesn't take into account the millions of Americans who have given up looking for a job because they just aren't available. A new Rasmussen Report shows 48 percent of Americans know someone who has given up.
After holding steady for the past year, the number of Americans who know someone who’s given up looking for a job out of frustration with the current market is up to 48%.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 43% of Adults don’t know someone in this situation. But the number of Americans who know someone who has given up on the job market is up from 43% in February and ties the highest result measured in regular tracking since 2010. This finding hovered around 40% for most of 2011.