Let's look at this through the eyes of Tiger Woods. Well have to move the decimal point to the right one digit so that 8.2 = 82 and 7.8 = 78.
So if Tiger shoots a 82 he breaks several clubs and misses the cut. It sucks! Now let's say the next week Tiger improves and shoots a 78. He probably doesn't break as many clubs but he still misses the cut because 78 sucks.
So while unemployment "may" have improved it took way to long to do so and it's still at a level that sucks. It don't make the cut.
Reminds me of my highschool golf coach. One guy would come in off the course and the coach would ask him "how'd you play?" The guy said "80!" Coach said "That sucks!". The next player would come in and the coach would ask him "What'd you shoot?" This guy says "79!" Coachs says "That's great!"