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May 14, 2009

Unemployment Stats

-- by Dave Johnson

I'm wondering about the effect of contractors on the statistics. They have become a larger portion of the labor force in the recent decade. They are usually the first laid off. But contractors can't claim unemployment. If the stats are missing this, it affects the ability to forecast and leads to faulty decisions.

Posted by Dave Johnson at May 14, 2009 10:58 PM


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