School's Out for Summer, and the Timing Messed With May's Jobs Data

July 8, 2016 3:08 PM

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School's Out for Summer, and the Timing Messed With May's Jobs Data

Statistical quirks explain some of the big swings in U.S. employment numbers.

Remember how unexpectedly bad the May U.S. employment report was? With Friday's release of June employment data, it turns out the weakness was a fluke after all—and it looks like a big part of it was due to seasonal quirks related to the timing of the end of the school year.

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