Cherry picking. Typical tea for brains tactic.<quoted text>
Wow Black, you really opened the door to some easy pickings. But let's just stay on one key point that you raised, OK?
At present the U6 unemployment rate is 15.9% and trending upward again - as it has been for almost the entire tenure of our Community Organizer President. It was 8.3% when the Democrats took control of Congress in January, 2007. It was 14.0% when Mr. Obama took the Oath of Office for President. It is now 15.9%.
To use your own words: Where have you been? Under a rock?
The U6 unemployment rate counts not only people without work seeking full-time employment (the more familiar U-3 rate), but also counts "marginally attached workers and those working part-time for economic reasons." Note that some of these part-time workers counted as employed by U-3 could be working as little as an hour a week. And the "marginally attached workers" include those who have gotten discouraged and stopped looking, but still want to work. The age considered for this calculation is 16 years and over