Greatest Economic Miracle in History of the US? Greatest Job Loss Becomes the Greatest Job Gain With a Wave of the PPP Wand! Never Heard of Paycheck Protection Program?
So if you get paid thorough the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan, you are then "employed" by the federal government, BECAUSE you are getting paid by the federal government, even though you need not be working. Also, around 5,000,000 "temporarily laid off workers" were counted as "employed" mistakenly, but the mistake, in both April and May, was not corrected.
From Zerohedge on the "great unemployment numbers":