The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 5 percent in March. But does that tell the whole story?
On jobs day, the government puts out a slew of economic and employment data, each of which tell a part of the story on jobs and wages. Most economists look past the official unemployment rate (also know as the "U-3" rate) to other metrics that provide their own nuanced view of the economy.
One of those metrics is the U-6 rate, a figure that includes more of the unemployed population than the U-3.