10/10/13, by Tim Clift, Chief Investment Strategist, Envestnet | PMC, MarketWatch.com - When it’s open for business, the government issues a lot of numbers — many of those ignored.
But the unemployment rate — well, that’s always news. It hits us all where we live, especially since 2007. Today, there are few Americans who don’t know someone who has lost a job. As workers, we tend to shudder when the unemployment rate goes up, sigh with relief when it drops, and resume worrying when it slows its decline, as it has recently.