Thursday, April 21, 2011

Truths, Helpful Explanations … and Statistics

I just returned from testifying at the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Housing and Workforce Development hearing regarding the budget for the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) for FY2012.

As always, this hearing offered a chance for me to learn something new. Advocates, residents, service providers, and government officials always provide interesting and valuable perspectives on workforce development in the District.

But I also heard some information that was not quite accurate. To that end, I want to share a blog post from The Brookings Institutions’ Benjamin Orr. His post, which first appeared in The District Dime, the blog of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, offers new and clarifying insights into District unemployment figures.

Without further ado …