One man working a 40 hr week doesn't make the unemployment figures look good
40 men working one hour a week does.
If you see me jogging, kill whatever is chasing me
Unemployment figures should be released along with average wages by state/region. And average cost of renting 2 bedroom apartment alongside that number. Additional information is needed to put things into perspective.
Some people don't like to be reminded of facts. Which makes it even more important.
Life is what you make it.