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Response to KrazeeKrewe (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 03:59 PM

28. Funny - don't recall you saying December's seasonally adjusted rate was too high

And that it was really 8.3% then not the 8.5% released.

Foes of seasonal adjustment on DU always seem to complain when adjustments are down, never when they are up. That's clearly agenda-driven. Either we should adjust for predictable seasonal hiring factors or we shouldn't. Historically we have, and reported these adjustments consistently. The one thing we shouldn't do is decide which way is more "real" because it happens to be higher or lower that month. You only get credibility with consistency. If you dislike adjustments now, then I trust and hope you will have the intellectual honesty to dislike them and "correct" them with equal vigor this summer when rates are adjusted up to compensate for tourist related seasonal hiring, just like December's were for Xmas retail and delivery. Will you?

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