Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The (Real) Unemployment Rate

Wonkblog says Donald Trump is more than right: Most Americans don’t work. (But …).

"Whatever chart that was, Trump was reading it wrong. And he’s been called on his error repeatedly. My colleague Glenn Kessler wrote a thorough takedown at the time, pointing out that Trump was lumping together retirees, students, stay-at-home moms, and all kinds of people who aren’t figured into the unemployment rate because they aren’t available to work. It doesn’t seem that Trump was paying attention, so we’re going to try again — with charts."



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