It's not my job to "enlighten you".
I know from experience that you hardcore partisan Repubs don't accept any facts that are presented to you.
If you think you have facts that prove that Gallup is somehow more reliable, feel free to post it.
What I figured. Refer to my original comment. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor.
Because unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. The CPS has been conducted in the United States every month since 1940, when it began as a Work Projects Administration project.
That's right, it's a poll - the official government statistics are determined by a poll. I'll let that sink in for you.
A SURVEY is not a POLL.
you are really a running joke.
I was hoping that rickrick would walk into that one. Running joke? What? Between you and your one possibly two friends? Read further as to what the survey entails and how it's conducted. Are you usually this intellectually lazy?
No, im just lowering my level ,so you can understand me.
"United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment (of those over 15 years of age) using two different labour force surveys
 conducted by the United States Census Bureau (within the United States Department of Commerce) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (within the United States Department of Labor) that gather employment statistics monthly. The Current Population Survey (CPS), or "Household Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 60,000 households. This Survey measures the unemployment rate based on the ILO definition. The Current Employment Statistics survey (CES), or "Payroll Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 160,000 businesses and government agencies that represent 400,000 individual employers. This survey measures only nonagricultural, nonsupervisory employment; thus, it does not calculate an unemployment rate, and it differs from the ILO unemployment rate definition. These two sources have different classification criteria, and usually produce differing results. Additional data are also available from the government, such as the unemployment insurance weekly claims report available from the Office of Workforce Security, within the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides up-to-date numbers via a pdf linked here. The BLS also provides a readable concise current Employment Situation Summary, updated monthly.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment#United_States_Bureau_of_Labor_Statistics