Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

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    Jobs and Crocodiles

    Jun 5, 10 • 255 Views • No Comments

    Hearing yesterday’s employment numbers, I recalled the Malaysian proverb, “Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.” Everyone is worried about crocodiles. Looking beneath the surface, the employment numbers could...  [read more]

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    Snow Storm Stats

    Feb 24, 10 • 283 Views • No Comments

    According to Floyd Norris, snowy weather can affect job numbers. He explained that while the February employment report appears to represent the month of February, actually, it reflects one week in February—a week with horrible weather. Between February...  [read more]

  • Is The Unemployment Rate Accurate?

    Feb 4, 10 • 224 Views • No Comments

    My class has wondered, with a civilian labor force of over 150 million people, how unemployment statistics can possibly be accurate. Tomorrow...  [read more]

  • Unemployment History

    Feb 3, 10 • 218 Views • No Comments

    With unemployment data scheduled for a Friday release, it might be helpful to place the numbers in perspective. The Dallas Fed has illustrated the following conclusions through a series of graphs comparing employment trends now to past recessions. 1. The...  [read more]