Originally Posted by gone postal
And the BLS has been using the same metric for ages. It didn't change last week before the debates.
Actually, this factually inaccurate. The BLS data in which they calculate the headline Unemployment number, known as the U-3 calculation, has been change several times, under both party administrations, over the last several decades. Most recently was the change of not including those individuals who stopped looking for work as a part of the calculation, during the Clinton administration. let me be clear I am in no way saying Clinton or the Dems put this forward. this is just the time frame of when it occurred. There have been various reasons for the claculation changes which I think are mostly BS.