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    I doubt the difference in unemployment rate is much different in America than in Europe. The key is in the difference of the definition of unemployment.

    In America unemployed people are those that receive unemployment. In Europe unemployed people are those that don't have a job.

    There are millions Americans that don't have a job but don't receive unemployment for one reason or another. Those are not counted.

    When we are told some country in Europe has a 30% unemployment rate, I doubt they all receive money from the government. If they did, they would not be so upset.

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    Here is one example. Say you finish college in America and you are looking for a job. Will you be counted among unemployed? No. You are not counted at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspiantiger View Post
    I think Europe will be a much greater super power.
    They certainly did a bang up job being fair, and gracious leaders last time they were running things...

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    I think it is too early to tell where Europe will land as a super power at least economically. However, it is important to note that European countries including the UK have been involved in many wars and military actions within the past 50 years. For many of the wars/military actions that the US were in they were also joined by various European countries.

    As a European you should want to the US to be strong economically because of the trade that goes back and forth between us.

    Nobody actually knows how many people died because of the embargo of Iraq put in place by the UN.

    I have heard that a lot of Englishmen dislike other Europeans. I can understand the British people not wanting to be part of the EU because the British were a super power by themselves for centuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Here is one example. Say you finish college in America and you are looking for a job. Will you be counted among unemployed? No. You are not counted at all.

    In the US anyone that doesn't have a job including housewives are counted in the unemployment figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    In the US anyone that doesn't have a job including housewives are counted in the unemployment figures.
    Really? What are the numbers for those receiving unemployment benefits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Really? What are the numbers for those receiving unemployment benefits?
    Yep, they are all counted. Now those who are receiving unemployment benifits and the percentage, i don't know the answer. However, i have yet to meet a housewive who is receiving unemployment benifits. Of course I am sure there are some out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    Yep, they are all counted. Now those who are receiving unemployment benifits and the percentage, i don't know the answer. However, i have yet to meet a housewive who is receiving unemployment benifits. Of course I am sure there are some out there.
    You are clueless dude! The number you gave me for Ohio was found using this formula:

    Unemployment rate= unemployed workers/Total labor forcex100%

    That means first you have to be an UNEMPLOYED WORKER. Housewives are not unemployed workers. They do not exist with regard to labor force.

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