One of my favorite pastimes is looking at the differences between reality and government statistics. Perhaps I should say the difference between statistics and reality in general.
Being one of the statistical sampling in unemployment (yes, I am taking an unemployment check, and yes it is running out), I see the guvmint sez that we are sitting at a 4% unemployment rate. Well, from the best that I can tell, we are actually sitting between 9% and 13%. It seems that if you run out of unemployment benefits, magically you are no longer unemployed.
So, if I don't get a job in the next seven weeks, then my unemployment benefits run out, and voilà I am no longer unemployed according to the government.
I feel better