To view other charts click on the SHADOW STATS LINK ABOVE. Extracting some of the numbers in my last post and insert them into the effect on the below charts and you will probably come to the conclusion that things are not as good as we are told. Again using the numbers from my last post , when look at what folks believe , you won't come away optimistic of our immediate future.
.While we are told unemployment is 5 or 6% this chart shows you that unemployment has been in the 22 or 23 % range all the way back to 2008. On top of that many of the jobs that have been added are low wage service jobs. Huge numbers of 18 to 34 year old are living with their parents out of necessity. Without a return of manufacturing we will not have a sustainable ecoomy.