Calling The Private Sector!! Let’s Generate Private Competition for Government Employment Data!

So maybe there’s a bright spot in the federal government shut-down. One area that is shut down that many are complaining about is the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Labor Department that generate employment data. How about the many private companies and organizations that currently publish narrower statistics on US employment, getting serious about developing new, private, measures of employment in America? ADP, the company that does payrolls for numerous US businesses already publishes its own monthly employment numbers. Would it be so hard for their economists to work on a larger survey? With the Internet, it’s easy to get most of the names and addresses of most US residents. Come on, guys, compete! And a privately-run survey or surveys would not be subject to the political manipulation that the current data are (the feds carefully de-emphasize the shrinking labor-force participation rate, which indicate NO recovery). Following is a list of entities that could generate comprehensive employment reports, to get the correct, full information out there to the American People.

IHS
The Conference Board
American Enterprise Institute
ADP
Strategas
ISM

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