Donald Hank TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT DATA!
Reading just now about unemployment, I was inspired to do a rough calculation of REAL unemployment. I say "rough" because the most recent census reports I could find for working age Americans were from 2010. But note that these "working age" numbers are way on the high side. I estimated from ages 18 to 64, but that adds in a lot of people who don’t belong in this group: college students, who would be around 21 or 22 by the time they hit the work force, and a very large number of people who retired at 60. So I think we can assume that this number is actually oversized, at least enough so to account for the unknown increase since 2010. Thus I think we can work with them. If you add up the two groups reported in the working age bracket, 18-44 with a total of 112,183,705, and 45-66, with a total of 61,952,636, you get a total of 174,136,341 working age people.