Lies, Damn Lies and Job Statistics-Part 2 Are You Underemployed?

This is Part 2 of a series. You can read Part 1 here.

The title of this post is a play on a famous saying by Benjamin Disraeli and quoted by Mark Twain. The point of this saying is that you can make statistics say almost anything, depending on how you present them.

Were you laid off from a high-paying full time job with healthcare benefits, and are now struggling to pay bills by delivering pizzas and shoveling driveways?

And did this change in status from full-time to part-time happen after Obamacare became Continue reading Lies, Damn Lies and Job Statistics-Part 2 Are You Underemployed?

Lies, Damned Lies, and Job Statistics-Part 1

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Note: Many official job statistics are brought to you by the same type of folks that guaranteed Trump would lose.

The title of this post is based on a famous saying by Benjamin Disraeli and quoted by Mark Twain.

The point of the quote is that you can make statistics say almost anything you want, depending on how you present them.

Statistics are scary for those who hate math. But Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies, and Job Statistics-Part 1