CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
The total number of unemployed workers, marginally attached workers, workers employed part-time for economic reasons as a percent of the civilian labor force and marginally attached workers, 2010.
The underemployment rate is a broader measure of unemployment and provides a more comprehensive look at the state of the labor market. In addition to unemployed workers looking for jobs, underemployment includes two additional groups of people. The first are workers who are working part-time but want to be working full-time. The second additional group is marginally attached workers, who are not actively looking for work but who want a job and have looked for work within the past 12 months. This group includes “discouraged workers” who have completely given up on searching for a job.
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization by State, 2010 Annual Averages. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011.