Comments on: Finally, an encouraging jobs report http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: midasw http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/comment-page-1/#comment-9623 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 22:18:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/#comment-9623 Riddle me this: the Labor Dept claims that unemployment has fallen from 10.2% to 10%, BUT there was still a job loss (presumably net) of 11,000 jobs in the reference month (Nov). This therefore has to mean that the workforce is larger, since jobs were still lost and yet the percentage shrank. How did it suddenly get larger? And if it did, and yet the percentage of unemployed fell, then jobs must have been added to make up the increment in size of the workforce. Let’s say we have a workforce in Oct of 1,000,000 people. 102,000 of these are unemployed. So 898,000 have jobs. By end Nov, 113,000 (102,000 + 11,000) are unemployed, but unemployment has now sunk to 10%, meaning that the workforce now numbers 1,130,000 and that 1,017,000 (90% of 1,130,00) are now working, so that somewhere along the way a mysterious 119,000 (1,017,00 – 898,000) souls were added to the ranks of the employed. How? I think we should be told.

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By: Zdneal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/comment-page-1/#comment-9619 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 19:21:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/#comment-9619 The continue reading thing is a pet peeve of mine. That and the post to post navigation. So hitting both of them is probably the only reason I hate it.

Otherwise I do like it.

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By: JonHocut http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/comment-page-1/#comment-9617 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 17:58:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/#comment-9617 Everyone complains about format changes, just ask Facebook. That said, check out how fivethirtyeight.com handles the ‘more’ issue. They just expand the story out within the same page and allow you to contract it back when you are done reading.

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By: jdanielwright http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/comment-page-1/#comment-9615 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 17:13:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/#comment-9615 Contrary to those above, I love the new format. You do very good work. I read you every day. Cheers.
J. Daniel Wright

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By: Sandrew http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/comment-page-1/#comment-9612 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 16:24:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/#comment-9612 Full feeds indeed. Phew.

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By: Sandrew http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/comment-page-1/#comment-9611 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 16:00:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/#comment-9611 None of the post-redesign posts have made it to my reader yet. But I’m curious: Should I expect full feeds or should I get my outrage preheated?

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By: Felix Salmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/comment-page-1/#comment-9609 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 15:34:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/#comment-9609 Known issues. I’ll try to get them fixed as fast as I can.

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By: Zdneal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/comment-page-1/#comment-9608 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 15:05:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/04/finally-an-encouraging-jobs-report/#comment-9608 Wow. Hate the redesign. Don’t mind the layout, but the single least reader friendly trick ever is having a ‘Continue Reading’ link at the end of a completed post. At first I thought the entire sight had gone against your anti-headers only preaching.

Also no way to navigate between posts from thing a post, which makes the fake ‘Continue Reading’ links even more annoying.

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