The U6 is more than just discouraged.The U-6 rate remains high,
Mostly because a lower percent of the population wants a job.the labor force hasn't kept up with population growth,
but on the way down.and the number of part time workers looking for full time jobs remains high.
What is it you think I don't see? NONE of what you've said has anything to do with your claim that discouraged are really employed. Is that how you work? You make a claim and then when asked about it, ignore the actual question and spin off a billion other points that are, at best, tangentially related.The electorate sees it, why can't you?
I only asked what your definition of unemployed was that you consider discouraged to be clearly unemployed. You won't answer. Why not? It was a simple question.
Here, I'll help you out. The official definition of Unemployed is:
All persons who had no employment during the reference week, were available for work, except for temporary illness, and had made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be classified as unemployed. http://www.bls.gov/cps/eetech_methods.pdf