The Bureau of Labor Statistics has several measures of joblessness in addition to the official unemployment rate. One alternative is the U-4 measure of labor under utilization, which is calculated as follows: 100 X Fw in the following table by calculating the official unemployment rate and the measure of labor underutilization Official Unemployment Rate U-4 Measure of Labor Underutilization (Percent) (Percent) The officiat unemployment rate and the U-4 measure of tabar under utilization are two different measures of joblessness in the economy. If the Bureau of Labor Statistics were to include discouraged workers in the official unemployment rate, the reported unemployment rate would Save & Continue