Episode 208
Jun 5, 2020

Yes, you can trust the jobs report

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Quoth Kai: "I can't imagine being in the Bureau of Labor Statistics right now."

We were all surprised by this morning’s May jobs numbers, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t trust them. That’s a dangerous road to go down. On today’s show, we’ll pick apart how the Bureau of Labor Statistics does the numbers and the wonkiness behind the (forgive us) wonky numbers. Plus: revolt over comments from pubic officials in The New York Times and on Facebook.

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The team

Molly Wood Host
Jody Becker Interim Senior Producer
Tony Wagner Digital Producer
Sam Anderson Associate Producer