Fox News put up a graphic on the US financial system that could possibly be some of the deceptive within the community’s historical past. The graphic portrayed the American workforce on the “Trump peak” of December 2019 on one facet and Biden in October 2021 on the opposite facet. Under the Trump column, the quantity was 164,579,000 and underneath the Biden column, 161,458,000. Underneath, there was a big pink downward arrow that learn “3,121,000 fewer under Biden.” This graphic is misleading for numerous causes: For one, Fox cherrypicked Trump’s finest month as a result of the job pressure has truly grown total in America since Biden has taken workplace. Next, they neglected the X issue that’s the COVID pandemic. Both presidents needed to serve within the period of COVID, however just one had that mirrored within the on-screen statistic. The labor pressure participation charge can also be not an amazing indictor of the general financial system. It doesn’t have in mind people who find themselves working for low wages and individuals who wish to retire however have to preserve working as a result of they don’t have sufficient financial savings. Finally, each the full variety of folks working and the full variety of folks not working are likely to develop over time, because the inhabitants of the United States is rising. With this graphic, Fox may educate a course on easy methods to lie with statistics, however sadly most of its viewers might be unable or unwilling to see by way of it.
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