Just as the government lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and is now repeating the lie about weapons of mass destruction in Syria, the government lies about jobs and the unemployment rate. What doesn't the government lie about?
Anyone who thinks an economic recovery has been ongoing since June 2009 can cure themselves of the delusion by looking at this chart.
Note: those who have asked if there would be a second printing of How The Economy Was Lost, that book is now available on the CounterPunch website in electronic form. For those readers who have asked for a print version of The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism, one might soon be appearing. As the government's lies come faster and more furious, more demands my attention. Please keep this in mind if you do not receive answers to your emails.