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Real Unemployment Rate – April 2014

May 2, 2014

Our Summary of U.S. Real Unemployment makes the adjustments necessary to determine, first, the number of Real Unemployed Persons and, second, the Real Unemployment Rate.  In April 2014: The number of Real Unemployed Persons decreased by 686,000 to 19.4 million The Real Unemployment Rate decreased by 0.4% to 12.3%. Note: In addition to the 19.4 [...]


UCubed: Weak Jobs Numbers Becoming ‘New Normal’

May 3, 2013

Washington, D.C., May 3, 2013 – The Union of Unemployed (UCubed) warns that a red line has been crossed. Less than half of the U.S. population is now part of its workforce. “The BLS report of only 165,000 new jobs added last month underscores the pathetic response to this chronic jobs crisis by America’s political [...]


Summary of U.S. Real Unemployment – April 2013

May 3, 2013

The Summary of U.S. Real Unemployment makes these several adjustments and determines the number of Real Unemployed Persons. In April 2013: The number of Real Unemployed Persons increased by 216,000 to 21.9 million (i.e., the 11.7 mm unemployed persons BLS identified plus the 10.3 mm workers in total who are marginally attached or part-time-of-necessity), specifically [...]


McConnell’s Navy

April 30, 2013

Dear UCubed Leaders: The Union of Unemployed is taking on an entire political party. Again. Last year our BEE MAD @ THE GOP campaign made a serious point with its zany videos. We pitted worker bees against PAC-a-derms in what seemed like a lost cause. And yet, we stung the s#!& out of them in [...]


Unanimous Consent

December 10, 2012

Dear UCubed Leader: In the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Jefferson Smith uses a filibuster to stop a dam-building graft scheme tucked away in an appropriations bill. But a filibuster isn’t the only way to stop bad things from happening to good people. Saying “NAY” to a UC can, too. A UC, short for [...]


Hire a Veteran

December 6, 2012

The U.S. Army recently announced the “Hire a Veteran” campaign, a national initiative aimed at encourage civilian hiring managers to strongly consider injured soldiers who are transitioning to civilian life.


The Perfect Pebble

November 26, 2012

Dear UCubed Leader: I almost feel sorry for Karl Rove, almost but not quite. The GOP guru made a massive $175 million bet, and lost. Now the entire Republican Party is pointing fingers at him and yelling, “It’s all his fault.” It’s not. It is their fault. From the mighty Senate Minority Leader to the [...]


UCubed Launches ‘Exit Left Ahead’ Campaign

November 21, 2012

The Union of Unemployed(UCubed) launched a new Facebook campaign to encourage its 132,000 Facebook fans – and their 35 million friends – to urge Congress to vote against austerity measures being proposed by the GOP. “Exit Left Ahead” declares the country is at a fork in the road. Congress has until the end of the [...]


Bee Glad

November 7, 2012

Dear UCubed Leaders: Without your talent and tenacity, the Democratic victories would not have been won. You took on an entire political party, and handed THE GOP a stinging defeat. Imagine what it must feel like to wake up this morning having spent three or four billion dollars only to lose to a swarm of [...]


Jobless Will Vote Their Empty Wallets

November 2, 2012

Washington, D.C., November 2, 2012 – The Union of Unemployed (UCubed) asserts today’s unemployment number released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will have little effect on jobless voters on Election Day. “This BLS report is still three years late and three points too high,” said UCubed Executive Director Rick Sloan. “America’s jobless [...]