The unemployment numbers on the first Friday of every month only tell part of the economic story. All this week, The Takeaway is looking at underemployment. We want to hear your story. Call us at 877-8MY-TAKE.
Roughly 6.4 million American workers are underemployed—that means that over four percent of them would prefer full-time work but just can’t find it. In a few days the Department of Labor will post new underemployment numbers that are likely to be even higher. Marci Alboher is author of One Person/Multiple Careers and until recently the writer behind The New York Times blog, "Shifting Careers."