Jobs Questions

Hearing that the U.S. economy gained 243,000 jobs last month, wouldn’t you think that there were 243,000 more jobs? NY Times financial journalist Floyd Norris explains that actually, the economy…

Marriage Data

When a valid research study with dependable numbers says the marriage age has climbed to historic heights, should we assume its conclusions are valid? Not necessarily. In Economix, Catherine Rampell d…

Real Statistics

How high is Mount Everest? No one really knows. China says 29,017 feet, Nepal, 29,028, and the National Geographic Society, 29,035. We don’t even agree about sea level. The U.S. uses the St. Law…

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