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Australian Bureau of Statistics drops big data bubble-buster

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Lies, Damn lies and statistics

The bloody unlikely tricky bit is ensuring the politicians ask unbiased questions.


Take a look at the unemployment figures and methods of definition from the 1980s to present. Each political party has narrowed the definition of what is an unemployed person in the UK. 1980 the definition was anyone not in full time employ, a housewife or a school aged child. Now the definition has so many exclusions that you could be unemployed but classed as a job seeking employee of the DSS.

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