[Homestead] Censorship coming
lurine at com-pair.net
Sat Jul 18 01:52:05 EDT 2009
You'll be happy to know that the government no longer uses unemployment
figures from each state. Nor do they use IRS figures (numbers from the
quarterly reports employers are required to turn in). What they do now is
use the CPS (Current Population Survey). That translates into them doing a
60,000 household survey. They use a 2,025 georgraphic area sampling created
by the Census Bureau. Every month 25% of the households are changed out.
Each household is interviewed for 4 consecutive months. They are again
interviewed again 8 months later.
Now, how's that for accurate information? Oh, and did I mention that you
are paying for "2,200 highly trained and experienced Census Bureau
employees" to do these surveys?
Using the old method of determining unemployment you need to add between 5%
and 10% to the current number.
Plus, neither the old method, nor the new method takes into account the
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Walton" <waltonrp at gmail.com>
> I agree on the unemployment numbers, but is there a web site or something
> that can explain the difference in the measure?
> If we are tottering on 20%, that is a near Great Depression number.
> Rob - Va
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