Several things have to be pointed out in this number. The unemployed count those Marxist/Progressives who believe it is their right to count daises in the field rather than be gainfully employed. Jesse Myerson said this about work when he advocated for a minimum guaranteed wage for all because it would make it even easier to suit the job to the worker. He went on, imagine a world where people could contribute the skills that inspire them – teaching, tutoring, urban farming, cleaning up the environment, painting murals. Notice, this is not based on whether there is a need or even a capability, only the inspiration.
For those people gainfully employed, a part time worker is counted as a whole in the government’s numbers. If they were counted as a half or a third the 6.7% would be in excess of 10%, however the real unemployment of 37.2% would remain the same. These are dreadful numbers.
These true unemployment numbers, other than for political implications, are of no concern to Obama and the other Marxist/Progressives. Based on their philosophy, all should be able to do what they wish and society has the social responsibility of providing for them. Remember what Marx told these disciples: all proceeds of labor should be centralized and shared fairly with all, whether they are working or not. This is one of the dictates of Marx being implemented to fundamentally transform us as promised by Obama, head of the regime and Marxist/Progressives.