Is the U.S. Unemployment Rate Really 9.0 Percent?

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When you heard that the unemployment rate was 9.0 percent in April 2011, did you think that percentage included you? Even if you don't have a job and aren't happy about it, you and thousands of others may not have made the cut for what is considered "unemployed" in that 9.0 percent. The truth is, there are many ways to calculate unemployment, so it may be better, or worse, than you think.