The Union of Unemployed (UCubed) has released a new website in its efforts to organize, educate and empower unemployed and underemployed Americans. Features include a running tab on the “real” unemployment rate which now stands at 14.4 percent.
Unlike the official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is 7.8 percent, the “real” unemployment rate takes into account those forced to work part-time, as well as discouraged workers who have given up on finding work during the month.
The website continues to feature UCubed’s new Facebook campaign “Exit Left Ahead,” which encourages its 134,000 Facebook fans – and their 35 million friends – to urge Congress to vote against any austerity measures being proposed by the GOP.
The page also offers more Facebook shareability, allowing users to share more information directly from the page.