Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 14:31:43 -0700
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: q related to unemployment rate
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> "5.1% in May 2005" I found is on site www.bls.gov.
> what I am curious about is if this figure true value or estimated value?
> if it is estimated value what 's the confidence interval? if it is true
> value, how could labor statistics bureau get this number?
With a total US population over 290,000,000 and only about 141,000,000
working, its tough to reconcile how BLS gets 5.1 %.