The U6 rate is still showing ~15%. The media only reports the adjusted U3 rate which is not accurate and is mostly a numbers game.http://portalseven.com/employment/unemployment_rate_u6.jsp?fromYear=2011&toYear=2012
Though to be fair it is coming down.
It is coming down and I don't count people who have part time jobs to be unemployed, I worked part time at my job for a year before I was promoted to full time. Just have to prove you are worth the full time benefits and increased pay.