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Tag: BLS

  • Is Government Employment Down?

    Is Government Employment Down?

    The Wall Street Journal claims federal employment, excluding postal workers, is the “lowest total in seven years” and includes the following chart. Because this is a surprising factoid, I posted it on Facebook. After receiving a comment that 1.6% is probably off by a decimal, I started to question the data. I headed off to…

  • Discouraged Workers

    Discouraged Workers

    A common complaint is unemployment statistics don’t include “discouraged workers.” These “workers” however are being tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here is a chart showing discouraged workers, in thousands. I am posting this chart as support for a discussion I’m having on Facebook.