October 5, 2012 By Fausta It’s Friday afternoon, time for unemployment numbers! The broader U-6 rate — which takes into account part-time workers who want full-time work and lots of discouraged workers who’ve given up looking — stayed unchanged at 14.7%. Does that make James Pethokoukis and me “jobs truthers”? How about Jack Welch? Rick Santelli saw it coming, How about these economists: Unemployment drop ‘implausible … a statistical quirk’? Perhaps the unemployment figures are based on a poll.