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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:33 PM

A Tale of 2 Employment Surveys, at a Glance

The economy added 120,000 jobs in March, half of February's gain of 240,000 and the fewest in five months. Yet the unemployment rate fell for the first time since January.

How did the rate fall despite such a small job gain? Because the government does one survey to learn how many jobs were created and another survey to determine the unemployment rate. Those surveys can produce results that sometimes seem to conflict.


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gateley Apr 2012 #1

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:18 PM

1. How interesting! I always think there's ONE source for these reports. nt

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