You don't get out much, huh. Labor statistics show 9 million fewer participants in the the labor force than when Obama took office. If you can't extrapolate the effect this has on unemployment rates, you're hopeless.<quoted text>
How has it "been deceptively manipulated down"?
We all know 9 million Americans haven't physically disappeared, so where are they? Even with this bureaucratic sleight of hand we have 7.5%(12% actual) unemployment overall, 41% among blacks, 99.99% among Obama voters.