February 9, 2012
4 years ago

Fact-checking unemployment

Originally Published on: Washington Post

The Washington Post fact checker is back with two vizes that analyze claims made by GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. The first compares the unemployment rate against another jobs metric called U-6--which despite showing a higher rate of unemployment, also follows the same trend in falling. The second looks at the declining percentage of men in the labor force over the past few decades alongside Gingrich's claim that this is a relatively new trend.