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  Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

Chart: What’s the real unemployment rate?

Posted By: Ben Berkowitz

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in March—but does that rate tell the real story?

Read MoreUS jobs data glitter may not be gold

A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."

Read MoreWhat millenials don't know about the job market

In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged—a rate that still remains high.

»Read more
  Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:35 AM ET

Chart: What’s the real unemployment rate?

Posted By: Ben Berkowitz

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in February—but does that rate tell the real story?

Read MoreUS jobs data glitter may not be gold

A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."

Read MoreWhat millenials don't know about the job market

In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged—a rate that still remains high.

»Read more
  Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

Chart: What’s the real unemployment rate?

Posted By: Ben Berkowitz

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in January—but does that rate tell the real story?

Read MoreUS jobs data glitter may not be gold

A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."

Read MoreWhat millenials don't know about the job market

In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged—a rate that still remains high.

»Read more
  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

Chart: What’s the real unemployment rate?

Posted By: CNBC.com staff

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in October—but does that rate tell the real story?

Read MoreUS jobs data glitter may not be gold

A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."

Read MoreWhat millenials don't know about the job market

In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged—a rate that still remains high.

»Read more
  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

Chart: What’s the real unemployment rate?

Posted By: CNBC.com staff

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in August—but does that rate tell the real story?

Read MoreUS jobs data glitter may not be gold

A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."

Read MoreWhat millenials don't know about the job market

In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged—a rate that still remains high.

»Read more
  Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

Chart: What’s the real unemployment rate?

Posted By: CNBC.com staff

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in July—but does that rate tell the real story?

Read MoreUS jobs data glitter may not be gold

A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."

Read MoreWhat millenials don't know about the job market

In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged—a rate that still remains high.

»Read more
  Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

Chart: Crash deaths by the numbers

The last 12 months have been some of the deadliest in recent aviation history, with at least 5 incidents that killed more than 100 passengers.

The most recent was the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 on March 24, which may have killed as many as 150 people.

Read MoreAirline coverage on CNBC.com

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  Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

Chart: Seattle gets legal pot, but pays the price

Posted By: CNBC.com staff

Recreational marijuana sales began in Washington state on Tuesday, but dedicated pot smokers may want to look elsewhere for the best deals.

Weed in Seattle, where it is legal, runs nearly three times the street price in cities where pot has not been legalized, based on what the state's few open shops plan to charge. It's also more expensive than in other cities that have already experienced legalization, like Denver and Amsterdam.

Read MoreWashington poised to start legal sales

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  Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

Chart: What’s the real unemployment rate?

Posted By: CNBC.com staff

The U.S. Labor Department said Thursday that the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in June—but does that rate tell the real story?

Read MoreUS jobs data glitter may not be gold

A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."

Read MoreWhat millenials don't know about the job market

In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged—a rate that still remains high.

»Read more
  Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

What’s the real unemployment rate?

Posted By: CNBC.com staff

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in May—but does that rate tell the real story?

Read MoreUS jobs data glitter may not be gold

A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."

Read MoreWhat millenials don't know about the job market

In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged—a rate that still remains high.

»Read more