Anyone suggesting the current unemployment rate in our nation is truly at 5 percent is either being intellectually dishonest or wantonly ignorant about our nation’s job situation.

Frankly, Americans are tired of liberal Democrats paying homage to the Obama administration’s bogus “jobs creation” success. It’s shameful to ignore hurting families in lieu of their own political expediency.

It’s the type of representation Americans abhor.

Look around you. Where are the good-paying jobs?

The truth is Americans are falling out of the job force at an alarming rate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (BLS) a record 94 million people were missing from the labor force last month with the labor participation rate reaching its lowest point in 38 years.

Most Americans aren’t aware of the ambiguity of the government’s monthly jobs report, nor of the Obama administration’s misrepresentation of the facts in order to shield their failing policies.

Understand the unemployment number being touted before the American people only counts people who don’t have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks and are currently available for work.

Everyone else falls out of the equation and are no longer counted in the total number of unemployed.

The truer number of total unemployed, including those who have stopped looking for work and those employed part time for economic reasons, is at 9.7 percent, according to the BLS.

But I believe even that number is too low. Here’s why.

Not many people consider how the government “captures” unemployment statistics. Some simply assume the government uses the number of people collecting unemployment benefits under state or federal programs. But some people are still jobless when their benefits run out.

Other people think the government counts every unemployed person each month. But this would require every home in America to be contacted to gather the information, making this method unrealistic.

Rather than formulate a viable, accurate method of measurement, the government opts to conduct a monthly survey called the “Current Population Survey” (CPS) to measure our nation’s unemployment.

Each month, “highly trained and experienced” Census Bureau employees contact sample households, either in person or over the phone and ask about the labor force activities or non-labor force status of the members of the household.

Now there are only about 60,000 eligible households in the survey sample, but they’re “supposed” to represent our nation’s workforce demographically.

Does anyone understand the potential obscurity of this process? The end result is precarious at best!

Further exacerbating the problem, of the jobs being created, the strongest growth has been in lower-paying retail and service industry jobs, according to BLS statistics.

The hardship felt by American families is very real. Tragically, it’s being mocked by progressive “elitists” like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other liberal Democrats trying to convince us our lives are getting better.

But it’s all about to change.

Americans are very angry. They’re weary of the deception.

I believe they’re about to collectively put an end to this “reign of oppression” from the political establishment.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.