October 03, 2003

Free Agents?

Don't know much about Centrists.org, but I found some interesting graphs there. (Via Instapundit).

Bottom line: the two main methods of determining number of jobs in the US, the household survey and the payroll survey, are diverging according to Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics, with payroll falling and household rising sharply. A sign of more self-employment?

This certainly fits with my experience with my brother out in LA and MF up in Boston. Neither would count in the payroll survey, but both claim to be "working".

Posted by richard at October 3, 2003 09:24 PM