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What Is the Real Unemployment Rate?

In July 2014, the real unemployment rate was 12.2%, double the reported rate. Why? It includes the discouraged and part-timers who'd prefer full-time jobs.

Current Employment Statistics

The current employment statistics shows 209,000 jobs were added in July 2014. Track the monthly reports and updates since January 2008.

Labor Force Participation Rate Formula

The labor force participation rate formula is the labor force divided by the civilian non-institutionalized population. Find out how these are defined.

Jobs Report

There are 3 jobs reports: the monthly BLS Employment Situation Summary, or non-farm payroll, the ADP report, and weekly jobless claims.

Structural Unemployment

Structural unemployment is defined as unemployment caused by a mismatch between jobs and skills, or other long-term changes in the economy.

Long-term Unemployment

Long-term unemployment is 27 weeks or more. It's currently at 32.6% of the total unemployment. Here's its causes and effects.

47% Are Forced Into Unplanned, Early Retirement

Nearly half of those who are retired were forced into it, and not all for the reasons you think. Here's 4 steps you can take to avoid forced retirement.

U.S. GDP Current Statistics

The economy rebounded an astonishing 4.0% from the first quarter's downturn. Check here to find BEA revisions in GDP going back to 2011.

Profit Margin

Profit margins are a ratio that explains how well a company uses its revenue to create profit. There are 3 types: Gross, Operating and Net.

National Debt by Year

Here's national debt by year, compared to the size of the economy and whether there was a recession, war or other catastrophe.

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