fluke http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21903/all en Experts: Job Spike Mostly Part-timers, Home-Based Jobs http://www.mrc.org/articles/experts-job-spike-mostly-part-timers-home-based-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal, conservative economists criticize employment numbers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">With almost exactly one month left till the election, the government reported Oct. 5 the unemployment rate plummeted to 7.8 percent in September. While media outlets like <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/jobs-report-brings-unexpected-good-news-for-obama/?hp">The New York Times</a> called the number “unexpected good news for Obama,” both liberal and conservative economists were quick to tear it apart. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/experts-job-spike-mostly-part-timers-home-based-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy Media anomaly dean baker douglas holtz-eakin economist Employment expert fluke household survey jobs payroll survey peter morici self-employment Statistics unemployment Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:59:00 +0000 julia.seymour 41437 at http://www.mrc.org