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  •  BLS says otherwise (1+ / 0-)
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    dewtx
    all data-gathering efforts at the U.S. Census Bureau except for the once-a-decade census mandated by the Constitution would come to an end.

    That’s a problem for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which depends upon the U.S. Census Bureau to create representative sample groups used in the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS), which helps the BLS estimate unemployment.

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    “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 11:29:40 AM PDT

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    •  I have not seen BLS comment on this (0+ / 0-)

      Nor does your comment quote BLS. This activity could be moved to BLS if this data series was important to BLS, as this data is already a joint effort with BLS.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Wed May 01, 2013 at 12:21:42 PM PDT

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      •  Now there's a fine way to improve things (1+ / 0-)
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        Make BLS recreate a data gathering 'wheel' that the Census Bureau has been handling efficiently and effectively for years. Besides, the legislators' beef is that people are being required to answer certain 'nosy' questions. Is that objection suddenly going to be negated if BLS is asking the questions? Not to mention multiple other survey results that other government agencies rely on - should they conduct their own separate samples as well?

        “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 12:43:40 PM PDT

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