Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

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    Snow Storm Stats

    Feb 24, 10 • 231 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo 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

  • Is The Unemployment Rate Accurate?

    Feb 4, 10 • 171 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

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

  • Unemployment History

    Feb 3, 10 • 167 Views • Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo 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