New Way of Counting the Jobless: A Small Step for (Unemployed) Mankind

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If you've been jobless for more than two years, you've essentially been invisible to the federal government. Handy isn't it, for an administration that would prefer to project the image of an economy rebounding thanks to its stellar economic stimulus programs?

But the truth is, well, the truth. And that truth is that unemployment data has been skewed by a bunch of silly rules for who gets counted as being without a job and who doesn't. And there have been an awful lot of people who weren't being counted.