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March 08, 2012


Quirks in Unemployment Data Could Hurt Obama

Some economists think quirks in jobless data mean the perception of a recovering economy could stall out soon, Reuters reports.

"Several Wall Street economists believe the government is mismeasuring seasonal shifts in the labor market, and suggest the jobless rate's sharp winter drop was partly an illusion. If their research is on the mark, the unemployment rate could change little in the coming months as pay back, robbing the Obama campaign of what otherwise might have been steady progress in the lead up to the election."














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