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Subject:  Re: note on non-employment Date:  9/6/2013  10:26 PM
Author:  tim443 Number:  433319 of 464990

WilliB

I was looking at a participation rate comparison chart between the US and Canada today. The two countries have very similar rates until recently when the US one fell like a rock.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=canada+us+employment+particip...

While our unemployment rates look close our government actually calculates them differently. When adjusted to use the US system we get a better looking result.

http://milescorak.com/2012/05/04/the-gap-between-us-and-cana...

http://www.bls.gov/fls/intl_unemployment_rates_monthly.htm


Good luck to us all.

Tim
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