Business Report: Alternative measures of unemployment

The following jobless rates are averaged over a full 12 months through the end of the first quarter. U1 – persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer – 1.4 / 0.9. U2 – job losers plus temps ending assignments – 1.8 / 1.4. U3 – The official jobless rate – 3.8 / 2.8. U4 – U3 plus discouraged workers – 4.1 / 3.0. U5 – U4 plus marginally attached workers – 4.7 / 3.9. U6 – U5 plus part-timers wishing for full-time – 7.6 / 6.8.

Business Report: Alternative measures of unemployment