by Laurent GUERBY
Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 08:44:06 AM EST
I pinged Dean Baker about Colman excellent post about unemployment and he answered my request on his blog Beat the Press
Cooking Unemployment Data to Make the U.S. Look Better
Laurent Guerby made a post on the prior topic about European-U.S. unemployment comparisons, I was just at a conference sponsored by the OECD where exactly this issue came up. The basic point is that proponents of the U.S. model want to add people in employment training programs and disability roles in Europe to their official unemployment rates for purposes of international comparisons.
This seems bogus on several grounds.
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