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Thursday, October 11, 2012

'Digging Deeper into the BLS Data'

After a long, detailed analysis of why the payroll and household numbers diverged in the last employment report, Larry Mishel ends with:

... This controversy is not funny at all. BLS career staff has been inundated with calls from people attacking them, the predictable consequence of these conspiracy charges. BLS staff should not be facing this type of harassment. This whole episode makes me angry—at the disrespect for facts and the professionals at BLS—and it also makes me sad about the state of discourse in our nation.

    Posted by on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM in Economics, Politics, Unemployment | Permalink  Comments (17)


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