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Petitioning Bureau of Labor and Statistics
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Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Use a more accurate measure to calculate the unemployment rate.

The jobless survey is taken from 60,000 households. It only takes 600 households to report a job for a resulting 1% decrease in the statistics. A group of 100k people could inform their members if surveyed to respond one way or another and it would be enough for a 1% swing. We need a more accurate measure.


Letter to
Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Use a more accurate measure to calculate the unemployment rate.

The jobless survey is taken from 60,000 households. It only takes 600 households to report a job for a resulting 1% decrease in the statistics. A group of 100k people could inform their members if surveyed to respond one way or another and it would be enough for a 1% swing. We need a more accurate measure.