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Canada – The Labour Force Survey can be kind of a mess

Part of the problem is shifting human behaviour: The Labour Force Survey relies on people voluntarily responding and Canada flagtelling strangers all about their work situation.

And when was the last time you answered a call from a number you didn’t know?

“People are less likely to take these surveys and answer the phone than they used to be,” Moffatt said.

“The survey rates have been falling. … If you call the wrong people, you’ll get these weird results.”

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Why you can’t trust Canada’s unemployment rate | Globalnews.ca

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