Jobs added and unemployment rate are not directly related in their calculation. Jobs added is from a survey of 410,000 employers. The Unemployment rate is calculated from the BLS survey of 60,000 households out of 150,000,000. So the sampling rate is pretty low and potentially has much more room for error even if they did it right. In this case they have certainly produced an outlier as all statistical methods are capable of. Especially if the same size is such a small percentage (.04%). There didn't seem to be any mention of the people who stopped looking nor any distinction of what kind of jobs these people got.
- Union leaders: Man, this Keystone XL decision just “reeks of politics” Erika Johnsen 14 minutes ago
- McCain on Ted Cruz: Have these self-proclaimed Reagan Republicans forgotten that Reagan gave amnesty to three million illegals? Allahpundit 54 minutes ago
- Yikes: ObamaCare signups slowed down in February Erika Johnsen 1 hour ago
- Newest target of Latino media on immigration reform: Barack Obama? Allahpundit 2 hours ago
- Pew poll: 61% of Republicans under age 30 support legalizing gay marriage Allahpundit 2 hours ago
- Breaking: National lightbringer turns out not to be so centrist after all Ed Morrissey 3 hours ago