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There is less divergence than it appears between the US and EU writ large. EPI research increases the real unemployment rate from 5.5 to 7.4% when including workers missing from the labor force.Including involuntary part time aand marginally attached and you get a real US unemployment of 13-14%. I'd have to calculate state rates, but my guess is that there are certain  sections of the US where the real rate is comparable to the worst that the eurozone has to offer.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sun Apr 19th, 2015 at 04:36:44 PM EST

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