Unemployment rate edges up in Palo Alto, county
Original post made on Mar 26, 2013
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on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm
Unemployment rates typically increase after Christmas season, right? Is the increase in this article more or less than average for the past 10 years?
on Mar 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm
stephen levy is a registered user.
The article confuses seasonally adjusted rates (that take inot account normal seasonal variations like post holiday layoffs) with non-seasonally adjusted data.
The Palo Alto data is not seasonally adjusted.
The CA data not seasonally afjusted for Decembre 2012 is 9.8% versus January 2013 of 10.4%.
the article compares apples to oranges so to speak and has no informative value at all.
on Mar 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm
Apples and oranges blended together make a tastier refreshment than provided by statistical honesty.