According to the most recent Gallup poll, US unemployment is up to 9.8% while underemployment rose to 18.9% in January 2011. It is just another indicator that our job situation is far from getting better in the US under President Obama.
Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased to 9.8% at the end of January — up from 9.6% at the end of December, but down from 10.9% a year ago.
Underemployment — the combination of part-time workers wanting full-time work and Gallup’s U.S. unemployment rate — was 18.9% in January, essentially the same as the 19.0% of December. Underemployment now stands one percentage point below the 19.9% of a year ago.
As stated by Blue Crab Boulevard, what happened to the JOBS … JOBS … JOBS that Obama promised.