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Upper Peninsula jobless rate drops

May 4, 2013

ESCANABA — The unemployment rate in the Upper Peninsula decreased in March to 9.9 percent, a drop of -0.6 of a percentage point below February’s rate of 10.5 percent....

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May-09-13 1:29 PM

Miniscule changes in “anything”

as measured in the “short-run”, are mostly meaningless,

and are usually seized upon by those who have a provincial interest to sway opinion, idea, or policy.

As such, tiny changes in the short-run, are inconsequential and are usually aberrations acted upon or caused by short-term influences.

These changes aren’t worth the time to report,

but are put out by those unsophisticated enough to appreciate their relative importance.

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May-07-13 3:47 PM

It can only sound like GOOD NEWS - and has to be published right now as we are building the next mid-term election, new crisis in politics raising up, etc.. etc.. My question would be, "Is it calculated to take into account those who have simply 'stopped' looking for work at the source where the figures are collected?" When someone gets a job, do they then report back to say they have?.. or what about the person who expired their unemployment benefits and / or moved away? Do the Jobless rates include those McDonalds and Taco Bell Jobs as well?... Walmart? or are these jobs with a future for someone.. health benefits?

Again, it has to LOOK good, but is it real? or simply Political Publicity?

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