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People held back from full-time work due to child care or family obligations are considered "voluntarily" unemployed. That removes many workers — especially women — from closely watched economic data.
What headlines say about the monthly jobs numbers is actually no more accurate than chance. A BuzzFeed original analysis.
The political world waits anxiously. Fratto warns of "reputational disaster" with delay.
Even Marilyn Manson looks adorable (in a derpy sort of way). (Via Reddit)
The founder of Unskewed Polls isn't buying this month's jobs numbers. Dean Chambers wonders how, weeks before the election, BLS "would magically show" a lower unemployment rate.
Conservatives are worked up about skewed jobs numbers, but BLS's Gary Steinberg isn't "even looking" at Twitter today. "The data are what they are," he says.
The president got a symbolic boost from revised jobs numbers. Not official yet, however.