Donald Trump says 'real' unemployment rate is 18 to 20 percent
We've previously debunked the notion that the government somehow cooks the books when it calculates the unemployment rate. But is there a legitimate statistic that reaches as high as 18 to 20 percent? (Trump's staff did not return inquiries from ...
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Morocco publishes first stats on sex workers after film causes stir
The Moroccan government published what is being hailed as the country's first official data on sex workers this week, addressing a problem that rights activists have long accused Rabat of ignoring, after a film on the lives of prostitutes drew the ire ...
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Where the Government Can Get Better Data
As the world grows ever better at gathering and making use of data, the question arises: Might the measurements and statistics that private businesses accumulate be used to help government statistical agencies that are under increasing budget pressure?
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