Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Some common sense prevails

With unemployment on the rise it was not exactly a wise time to cut funding to the Australian Bureau of Statistics to the point where the Australian Statistician Brian Pink found it necessary to reduce the sample size in the Bureau's Labour Force Survey. Fortunately last night's budget saw an additional $15 million a year added to the ABS budget and the sample size will be restored during 2009-10. Details of other changes to the work program were posted this morning on the ABS website.
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