COOL!! now were getting somewhere, as soon a you inlighton me with what you consider " REAL NUMBERS! "The problem I have is with them not counting those who have given up, and not counting those who have been unemployed for over 12 months.
Myself the closest that i can come to an unbiased source is the BLS site.Which,incidentally has been using the same procedure that you're bitching about from before Obama was elected president.
Its not like it just jumped up and bit you in the ass during his presidency.