More problems with unemployment statistics

Sunday, March 05, 2006

A recent post highlighted the problems of using unemployment statistics to measure the health of your regional economy. My example came from Northern Kentucky. Read more.

Because these statistics are computed, they are less reliable than direct measures of economic performance. My advice: stick to employment numbers, not unemployment rates.

Here's another example: the leading economic development professional questioning the value of unemployment statistics. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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