Effective unemployment rate
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The unemployment rate announced by United States Department of Labor does not include those too discouraged to look for work any longer or those part-time workers who are working fewer hours than they would like. By adding these two groups to the unemployment rate, the rate becomes the effective unemployment rate.
- John E. Bregger and Steven E. Haugen (1995). "BLS introduces new range of alternative unemployment measures" Monthly Labor Review, October: p. 24. , U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, retrieved March 6, 2009.
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