bobbobbob saidBe sure to pay attention to the red words in the quote.❝
Every month, the BLS estimates the number of "discouraged" people not considered in the unemployment rate. That information is available is you're willing to look for it.
In April, that number is 756,000 people, 0.5% of the labour force.
Among the marginally attached, there were 756,000 discouraged workers in April, little different from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.)
Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.4 million persons marginally attached to the labor force in April had not searched for work for reasons such as school attendance or family responsibilities. ❞That puts the total to 2,165,000 not included in the BLS estimates.
But your very quote there says they're not even looking for work because they have other things going on in their life.
We know there's several ways of measuring unemployment and underemployment. The BLS isn't cooking the books, you can look up those statistics from them and decide for yourself what's the most meaningful to you. Clearly you think more negatively of the employment market, that's your choice.