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The May jobs report ‘misclassification error’ explained

Clip: 06/06/2020 | 2m 7s Video has closed captioning.

New numbers from the U.S. Labor Department Friday surprised economists when the jobless rate dropped from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent in May. But there was a note on the official report called a “misclassification error” that makes last month’s unemployment rate up to three points higher. The Wall Street Journal’s chief economics commentator Greg Ip joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain.

Aired: 06/06/20

Rating: NR

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