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Economy is rough these days. You hear all the time about unemployment rates, and
how that reflects on the economy. I wonder if they considered things
like this[^] in those statistics they kept shouting.
Given that Illinois has about 8+ million employable adults why do you think that that 1000 would would impact the employment rate in any measurable way?
Actually I am not sure that unemployment statistic is based on unemployment benefit collection at all. Naturally any data that specifically enumerates those collecting unemployment would include them. But then that is nothing more that stating who is collecting it.
Because it's a math problem. I try to use all the numbers when I do math.
And how are you on statistics and the associated collection process associated with unemployment statistics? Because that is what I was referring to.
If you are enrolled in unemployment, you get counted as unemployed.
Best as I can determine - that is incorrect.
I took that your phrase of the "unemployment rates" to refer at least in part to the unemployment rate which is prepared and issued by the government. As best as I can tell it doesn't use the unemployment benefit rolls at all. Nor should it since relying only on that would produce a lower number. Instead it uses a polling method (again as best as I can determine.)
which is the unemployment rate.
To be specific, the 'unemployment rate' which is issued by the government is NOT solely reliant on the unemployment benefit programs.
The only question would be whether those programs have any specific input into the data collection at all.
If there is no input then invalid payouts would have zero impact on the unemployment rate.
If there is some input then the invalid payout of 1000 individuals would not have a significant impact on the measured value. I suspect it would be below the margin of error of the sampling process.
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