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[UPDATE] ACTUAL U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6 DEC 2019 6.9%*

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/U6RATE

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/never-ending-little-changed-unemployment-figures-january-2013

http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/april-unemployment-rate-lowest-may-2007-6106

*Does NOT Include Long-Term Unemployment

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN PROGRESSIVE/SOCIAL DEMOCRACIES 18 DEC 2019

GERMANY 3.1%

ICELAND*** 3.4%

NETHERLANDS 3.4%

NORWAY*** 3.8%

DENMARK 4.8%

BELGIUM 5.5%

FINLAND 6.7%

SWEDEN 7.1%

EUROPEAN UNION 6.3%

***ICELAND AND NORWAY NOT E.U. MEMBERS

https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=z8o7pt6rd5uqa6_&ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=unemployment_rate&fdim_y=seasonality:sa&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country_group&idim=country_group:eu&idim=country:is:no:de:nl:dk:se:be:fi&ifdim=country_group&tstart=1073970000000&tend=1562990400000&ind=false#!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=unemployment_rate&fdim_y=seasonality:sa&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country_group&idim=country_group:eu:non-eu&idim=country:be:dk:fi:de:no:is:se&ifdim=country_group&tstart=1073970000000&tend=1562990400000&hl=en_US&dl=en_US&ind=false

CANADA 6 DEC 2019 5.9%

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/canada/unemployment-rate

AUSTRALIA 19 DEC 2019 5.2%

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/australia/unemployment-rate

HOW IT'S DONE - WHAT THESE COUNTRIES HAVE IN COMMON

Higher Minimum-Wage/Prevailing Wage Than U S

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country

https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=RMW

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Salaries-and-benefits/Minimum-wage

https://glabor.org/wp/platform/data/

https://wageindicator.org/salary/minimum-wage

Green Economic And Social Policies (Environmental Performance Index)

https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/

https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/epi-topline

https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/results-overview

https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/2018-epi-report/introduction

https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/epi-topline?country=&order=field_epi_rank_new&sort=asc

Socialized Higher Education (Free Post-Secondary Education)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_education#List_of_countries_with_free_post-secondary_education

High Trade/Labor Union Participation

https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=CBC

https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=TUD

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Trade-union-membership

High Government Transparency Ratings (Less Corruption)

https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/corruption_perceptions_index_2017

https://www.transparency.org/cpi2018

Equitable Distribution Of Income

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_income_equality

Universal Healthcare

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_health_coverage_by_country

http://www.quora.com/What-countries-offer-universal-health-care-and-free-college-education

Longevity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy

Universal Literacy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/fields/370.html

Lower Crime Rate

https://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp

Lower Homicide Rate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

Farthest Right U S State VS Furthest Left U S State

https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=z1ebjpgk2654c1_#!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=unemployment_rate&fdim_y=seasonality:S&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country&idim=state:ST4800000000000:ST5000000000000&ifdim=country&hl=en_US&dl=en_US&ind=false

https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=c8op9mhgodplq_&ctype=l&met_y=median_income_current#!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=median_income_current&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country&idim=country:US&idim=region:northeast:south&ifdim=country&hl=en_US&dl=en_US&ind=false

https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=b1tlmra7lb7a9_#!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=crime_rate&fdim_y=crime_type:violent&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country&idim=state:TX:VT&ifdim=country&hl=en_US&dl=en_US&ind=false

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_homicide_rate

SEE A PATTERN? FORWARD AND TO THE LEFT, PLEASE...

*JUST SO WE’RE CLEAR, I SPENT AN AFTERNOON WATCHING FAUX NEWS (SHUDDER) AND RECORDING ALL OF THE THINGS THAT REPUBLICANS SAY KILL JOBS, AND THEN DID THE RESEARCH TO SEE IF ANY OF THEIR CLAIMS HOLD UP IN THE REAL WORLD.

WHAT I FOUND WAS THAT THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE. IN FACT, THOSE COUNTRIES WHICH TOOK THESE POLICIES TO THE FURTHEST EXTREMES ALL SEEMED TO OUTPERFORM THE US WHEN IT COMES TO EMPLOYMENT.

SO I CREATED A SURVEY OF ONLY THOSE COUNTRIES, EXCLUDING ANY THAT DID NOT FIT ALL OF THE CRITERIA. FOR EXAMPLE, I EXCLUDED BELGIUM, GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS, BECAUSE, EVEN THOUGH THEY FIT MOST CRITERIA, THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD IS ACTUALLY WORSE THAN OURS, HOWEVER, IN CASE YOU WERE CURIOUS, THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS STILL LOWER.

I ALSO FOUND THAT THEY BEAT US WHEN IT CAME TO EVERY OTHER SOCIAL MEASURE I COULD THINK OF...?



Actually, North American unemployment stats are pretty misleading and don't report the real jobless rate and the poverty it creates.

For example, European countries measure their real unemployment far more honestly and comprehensively than the US [which is what she's referring to.

For example, in France now the official jobless rate is 8.5%—that’s quite a bit higher than the US, which has an official rate of 4.3%.

However, France, like Italy and Germany, which all have a 35-hour regular work week, consider anyone working less than 11 hours a week to be unemployed, and adult full-time post-secondary students training in a recognized profession are considered part of the work force and therefore unemployed as well—in addition to employable welfare recipients.

http://tinyurl.com/2exnpzx
http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/.../feature/fr0103138f.html
http://tinyurl.com/34yk4e4

The US does not include students and has no minimum hours provisions in its calculations. By these standards, if you worked, even an hour in a week during the federal survey, you’re considered employed. If you didn’t work and hadn’t looked for a job in four weeks, you’re not considered part of the work force. Non-disabled adult welfare recipients and the huge chronic poor populations, especially in urban areas, aren’t considered either. Canada is similar.

So if you apply US-style measures to France, the rate turns out to be 3.5%. Now, if you apply French measures to the US, the rate jumps to a whopping 18.2%—that’s largely because of the huge under-employed low-paid part-time work force in the US, and the huge number of employable welfare recipients and chronic poor.

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