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Monday, March 7, 2016
CNS Unemployment Numbers Distortion Watch
Topic:'s coverage of the newest unemployment numbers repeated its pattern of the past few months:

  • The lead article, by Susan Jones, emphasized the labor force participation rate while omitting the fact that it's an unreliable economic indicator because most people who aren't in the labor force are retired or students.
  • A sidebar by managing editor Michael W. Chapman once again emphasizes the fact that black unemploymentis "more than double the rate of whites" while omitting the fact that it has historically been so and not a product of President Obama.

This time around, though, there's a bonus in the form of an article by Jones completely devoted to a Republian congressman insisting that the jobs report "seems far better than it actually is." Jones did not seek out a Democratic member of Congress for a balanced view.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:59 PM EST
Updated: Monday, March 7, 2016 2:22 PM EST

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