So I assume this is a bug because, while I don’t know 100% how the happiness penalty from unemployment is determined (I haven’t been motivated to derive it yet), I would assume that, given the same total population, a lower unemployment % would have a smaller penalty than a higher %, but when I start building stuff to reduce my unemployment, my happiness penalty increases until I go below 25% and it goes away.
This is my unemployment when I first look at this planet for the day:
And this is the happiness penalty from that:
This is my unemployment after adding a power station to the queue:
And my happiness penalty: