Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gallup finds U.S. unemployment, as measured without seasonal adjustment, to be 9.1% in February 2012

When Gallup applies the 0.5-percentage-point seasonal adjustment that the government applied to its unadjusted data for February 2011, it produces an adjusted unemployment rate for February 2012 of 8.6% - a substantial increase from the 8.3% adjusted rate the government reported for January 2012.

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