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To: null and void

The survey is done every month during the week in which the 12th of the month falls. That’s when the numbers are collected, so the actual reporting period was three weeks ago. The rest of the time is spent in compiling and adjusting for seasonal and other factors.

No state can blame Sandy for reporting late.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 6:56:31 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: green iguana
You're bringing facts to the argument???

(Seriously, thanks, good point!)

22 posted on 10/31/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1380 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: green iguana
The rest of the time is spent in compiling and adjusting for seasonal and other factors.

Something someone in private industry would do in an afternoon with a spreadsheet.

It's what? Maybe a dozen data points from each of all 57 states*, plus a calender date, and maybe half a dozen "other factors"

* 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Samoa, Northern Marianas, Gitmo...

25 posted on 10/31/2012 9:28:28 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1380 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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