The unemployment rate in this country is not 5.9% as reported by the Labor Department. REason? They simply stop counting people once they have exhausted their benefits!!!!!!! If you stop counting people. the rate is going to be low. Look at the U-6 number in the monthly unemployment reports -- that's the data line for the long-term unemployed. What about those who were in their 40s and 50s during Obama's DEPRESSION --yes, not Great Recession -- it was a Depression. The only reason you didn't see bread lines is because there were enough safety nets in place by the government. Don't believe the so-called numbers from the government -- remember figures lie and liers figure. This economy is still in the dumps.