Thursday, July 18, 2013

numbers... numbers.. numbers...

Two headlines reporting on the same exact same data point today:

PG:State unemployment rate holds at 7.5 percent in June

Patriot-News: A new, multi-year low for PA's unemployment rate

Not really their fault.  Looks like there was a screw up and the state labor force data was posted online a day early.  Looks like a lot of the online data is still a bit screwed up as of Thursday evening. As I write, not only is the June data online, but even the data for May which was released last month, has been taken down... inadvertently or not I do not know.


Anonymous BrianTH said...

On the plus side, now that we actually got them, the preliminary June numbers look really good, with the apparent slowdown in jobs growth some people were worried about earlier this year now appearing to have been transitory.

Friday, July 19, 2013 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

yup... big jobs increase. Big jump to new all time nonfarm jobs peak. Too bad nobody will notice.

Friday, July 19, 2013 3:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy cow, those June prelim #s...we aren't just peaking, we're CRUSHING old highs. I Pittsburgh is jaded by good news these days...who would've thought...

Friday, July 19, 2013 4:43:00 PM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

If you look at the URL for the Post-Gazette article, it says "state-unemployment-rate-holds-at-75-percent-in-june." Egad!

Friday, July 19, 2013 7:09:00 PM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

Other things people won't notice:

Year-over-year Mining & Logging +1000. Not bad.

But Financial Activities? +3100. Professional and Business Services? +7600.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 1:24:00 AM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

Also interesting:

We've lost way more government jobs since 2010 (-11,700) than we have gained in Mining and Logging (+4,300).

Saturday, July 20, 2013 1:32:00 AM  

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