Unemployment Rate and Job Numbers

Politico’s M.J. Lee discussed the unemployment rate, which fell to 7.8% in September - its lowest since January 2009. Ms. Lee… read more

Politico’s M.J. Lee discussed the unemployment rate, which fell to 7.8% in September - its lowest since January 2009. Ms. Lee described the factors that go into the computation of the unemployment rate by the Labor Department like data collection, definition of unemployed, and the difference between those in the labor force and those who are not. She emphasized that, although the numbers are hopeful, it does not necessarily mean we are out of the recession. Viewer questions were taken via telephone and electronic devices. close

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