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  •  I'm confused (0+ / 0-)

    (or maybe HuffPo is)

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports on unemployment, not the Census Bureau.  Here's a full list of all the indicators that the Census Bureau reports; unemployment is not among them. Nor is GDP (which is also mentioned in the article).

    There are a lot of useful indicators that would be lost of this foolishness were to pass, but the unemployment rate doesn't seem to be one of them.

    •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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      A Joint Effort Between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau

      The Current Population Survey (CPS), sponsored jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is the primary source of labor force statistics for the population of the United States. The CPS is the source of numerous high-profile economic statistics, including the national unemployment rate, and provides data on a wide range of issues relating to employment and earnings. The CPS also collects extensive demographic data that complement and enhance our understanding of labor market conditions in the nation overall, among many different population groups, in the states and in substate areas.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:40:19 AM PDT

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