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There are about 60,000 eligible households in the sample for this survey...Every month, one-fourth of the households in the sample are changed, so that no household is interviewed for more than 4 consecutive months.
Despite the BLS claim that "The CPS sample is selected so as to be representative of the entire population of the United States," it is difficult to believe that 0.057% of all households in the United States being sampled monthly results in accurately representative unemployment figures.
There will be corporate heads on a pike when normal people start being bitten hard by this nonsense.
The newer Trek creators have forgotten that Star Trek is about exploring the nature and folly of humanity. Futuristic space exploration just happens to be an excellent container to ship it in.