[Homestead] statistics - how-to lie with numbers

Toni Hawryluk tonihawr at msn.com
Sun Sep 5 13:59:51 EDT 2004


Tvo :
> or provide U.S. employment.  
>
> The New York Times
>
(snip) As they so often do, economic reality and political expediency parted ways with the release of August's employment report on Friday. 

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.toc.htm<http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.toc.htm>

I had the "correct" site bookmarked at
one time showing   'how figures lie'  by 
inclusion/exclusion/juggling -  but I've 
lost it - I think it's one of the ones
listed at this site - even if you figure out
"where" and "how" you must realize that
a lotta jobs being "created" (outside of
personal enterprises) are going to be
lower paid/without some or any benefits/
as in temporary/part-time and in "service" 
sectors *producing nothing tangible*.... 

Toni
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