Comments on:

Obama’s Labor nominee: Official unemployment numbers ‘understate’ jobs crisis

Back to the article » |
Thomas Perez, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Labor Department, told Congress today that the Bureau of Labor Statistics is “understat[ing]” the national unemployment rate. “The labor force participation is at one of the lowest levels,” Perez told Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during his confirmation hearing today, adding that “7.6 percent doesn’t take into account discouraged workers, so,...

To learn more about commenting on and our community guidelines, please see our comments FAQ.