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Saturday, June 06, 2020

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: However, there was also a large number of workers who were classified as employed but absent from work. As was the case in March and April, household survey interviewers were instructed to classify employed persons absent from work due to coronavirus-related business closures as unemployed on temporary layoff. However, it is apparent that not all such workers were so classified. BLS and the Census Bureau are investigating why this misclassification error continues to occur and are taking additional steps to address the issue. If the workers who were recorded as employed but absent from work due to "other reasons" (over and above the number absent for other reasons in a typical May) had been classified as unemployed on temporary layoff, the overall unemployment rate would have been about 3 percentage points higher than reported (on a not seasonally adjusted basis). However, according to usual practice, the data from the household survey are accepted as recorded. To maintain data integrity, no ad hoc actions are taken to reclassify survey responses.

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Good post, Reinheitsgebot. I wish I'd seen your headline before it made it to the front page! :)

#1 | Posted by YAV at 2020-06-06 10:57 AM | Reply

Where is sniper and his unemployment calculator when you need him?

He will gladly remind you that the numbers were never accurate.

They were especially not accurate under Obama. Maybe he figured trump would never lie about these things being as they are so important to his re-election. No Trumpy would never lie to us.about something that important to him! Not intentionally!

Isn't that right snippy?

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-06-06 11:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump is about to blame George Floyd for the error....

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2020-06-06 12:02 PM | Reply

#3 - Nope, he'll blame Obama. Count on it.

#4 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-06-06 12:21 PM | Reply

Shocker. Any info that comes from trump's government is suspect. Truth tellers are removed as soon as they are discovered. Only cult members willing to gaslight the world are allowed.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-06-06 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nobody knew economic depression could be so complicated!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-06 02:14 PM | Reply

Obama and George Floyd teamed up to fudge these numbers and deplete our PPE stockpiles! They also sabotaged the Covid tests!!!

This is a joke but I can see it running as a legit story on Breitbart later this week...

#7 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-06-07 10:27 AM | Reply

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