Explain how unemployment figures dropped
I don't profess to be a mathematical genius, but can someone explain to me how the following is arrived at?
For example: The government reports the unemployment figures dropped from eight percent to seven-and-a-half percent because the number of unemployment claims went down. However, at the same time, it's reported that a figure many times larger than the above, either no longer qualify for unemployment benefits and/or have given up seeking employment.
Are they not unemployed? If so, are they in limbo and no longer count for anything? If someone can explain this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
A letter to the editor expresses a reader's opinion and, as such, is not reflective of the editorial opinions of this newspaper.
To submit a letter to the editor for publishing, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters must be signed and include a telephone number for verification. Please keep letters to 650 words or fewer. We reserve the right to edit for content and length.