Posts Tagged ‘Current Employment Statistics survey’

  • Unemployment Rate statistics

    Problems With the Unemployment Rate

    Feb 9, 14 • 336 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Growth, Economic History, Education, Government, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, RegulationNo Comments

    Almost everyone is saying the unemployment rate is a problem. At 6.6% and with job creation at 113,000, the numbers reflect a troubled jobs market. The problem, though, might be the statistic. We began collecting employment statistics during the 1880s. For

  • Job Gains in Texas and Losses in Caifornia and Florida

    A Tale of Two Surveys

    Oct 6, 12 • 166 Views • Businesses, Economic Debates, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Everyone was surprised that the US unemployment rate for September dipped to 7.8%. Interpreting the number as evidence of an accelerated recovery, some people were delighted. Others advised caution, saying the statistical source of the unemployment rate is