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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Good News for Jobs!

Several articles and reports have been published in the last few days that show good news, better than expected news, on the jobs front.  Please click on any of the following links for information and sources:

  • My popular monthly column updated with the new numbers released today, September 27, 2012.  Don't miss the updated graph.
  • I debunk and explain this myth that was popular right after the August jobs report was published.
  • More rightie myths debunked.. some overlap with previous post.
  • No, it wasn't.  And here's why..
  • Surprise, surprise.. Find the data in this article.
  • Debunking the popular myths that we need 150,000 or 200,000 or 250,000 new jobs a month just to accommodate the growth in population. 
  • Yep.. New Numbers Based on More Complete Data Show That We Are Generating Many More Jobs Than we Thought We Were


  1. You do not list any of your sources, can you provide where you are getting this information from? This seems to be "cherry picked" information versus actual data. I would like to see the data that supports your statements.

    Thank you!

    1. TJ, these are "headlines" all linking to various posts. The sources for all of my posts are is the Bureau of Labor Statistics charts, graphs, databases, and publications. I generally use the BLS databases if they are available as they are consistently updated. The specific publications, tables and/or databases used are referenced in the specific post.

  2. As my granmother would say "figures don't lie, but liars can figure."

  3. TJ, I would like to know the source of your "actual data". Please don't say Fox News.

    Anonymous Oct 23, ...not granmother - it's grandmother. Again, Fox News watchers...duh!


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