This doesn't amaze me at all. You want to see true unemployment numbers do two things. Look at the way the lower middle class lives, see how many are actually employed. This is a greater scale of unemployment than any thing else I can imagine.
The other is look at the U-6 Unemployment numbers instead of the U-3 which don't take into consideration those that are no longer looking for work...http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm
Unemployment is at 13.8 not 7.3...
That being said, when the Median income for the US is about 50K, there is an issue... for that is barely a living wage in a lot of states.