Al Jazeera America's Ben Piven investigates issues surrounding United State's unemployment statistics in this news article that profile's HARD EARNED's Emilia Stancati.  Click here to read the article. 

Allen Sanderson, an economist at the University of Chicago, compared the standard measure of unemployment to a player’s batting average in baseball, saying that both indicators are “consistently imperfect” over time. “There are a lot of things that don’t ‘count’ in that denominator: walks, errors, home runs.”