The United States unemployment rate is the same as it was four years ago. Sure it has decreased in the past couple years, but the issue is still problematic. It is startling to see that unemployment is still unchanged since 2009; in fact there are 2 million less people working at the start of 2013 as there were at the start of 2009. Due to the difficulty of finding a job, many Americans have simply given up looking. According to Trading Economics, the United States unemployment rate is 7.3%, which does not include those who are settling for part-time work or who are underemployed.
We are told that the economy is getting better, but just last month (October 2013) the United States economy lost over 600,000 full-time jobs. Also, according to the Federal Poverty Line Guidelines, 1 out of 4 part-time workers are living below the poverty line. For instance, the poverty line for a house of 4 is $23,330. This is a growing issue and should be addressed by the leaders of this country.