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The Difference between the Unemployment and U-6 Unemployment Rate

Posted: August 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Many of us find ourselves a bit confused about the spin put on important issues in the media. One of the areas that hits closest to home is the “unemployment rate” which is sometimes referred to more specifically as the “U-6 Unemployment rate.” Is there a difference between the two terms, and if so, how might that difference affect us?

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