According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U6 unemployment is the "broader" measure of unemployment; that is, it is a measurement of the "[t]otal unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers." The typical measurement of unemployment is "U3 unemployment", which is a measurement of "[t]otal unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force."
Friday's BLS report showed that the official unemployment rate is 10.2%. That hurts. What hurts more is that U6 unemployment is 17.5%.
What does that mean? It means that more than 1 in 6 people are either unemployed OR working part-time because they can't find a full-time position OR have pretty much quit looking for work because they can't find it, but have knocked around here or there. Friends, this hurts.