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Old 12-07-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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Isn’t there also a statistic for not-employed versus unemployed?

Not-employed would be fairly easy to figure out. Total number of working age citizens and subtract those reporting above the table income. They could then subtract citizens known to be collecting UE benefits, prisoners and others with disabilities. That should leave a fairly accurate picture of non-working adults at least. From there as others suggested there is probably a survey mechanism to determine how many of those remaining folks are actually looking for employment (excluding things like stay at home parents, etc.)
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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Sort of. Actually, I think its more like once your Unemployment Benefits are exhausted/stopped, you are no longer counted amongst the Unemployed even if you indeed are still unemployed.
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For federal purposes, once you stop collecting unemployment, the assumption is you went back to work.
Whether you collect unemployment benefits has absolutely nothing to do with the unemployment numbers.

Joe was fired last month for stealing.
Mary quit last month because she didn't like her boss.
Dan was let go last month due to downsizing.

Of those three Dan is probably the only one collecting unemployment benefits, but if they are actively looking for new full time jobs they'll all count the same in the UE numbers.
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:24 PM
 
Location: unemployed/homeless
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The Gov't knows everything about you already. 'Big-Brother' has ways of looking into ALL of our lives which (if any of you knew the truth) would leave you all soiling-yourselves, right where you're sitting or standing.

And it's only going to get worse...
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Isn’t there also a statistic for not-employed versus unemployed?

Not-employed would be fairly easy to figure out. Total number of working age citizens and subtract those reporting above the table income. They could then subtract citizens known to be collecting UE benefits, prisoners and others with disabilities. That should leave a fairly accurate picture of non-working adults at least. From there as others suggested there is probably a survey mechanism to determine how many of those remaining folks are actually looking for employment (excluding things like stay at home parents, etc.)
What you seem to want is called the labor force participation rate.
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