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    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nin...estimates-data

    The BLS has announced that as a result of the Labor Day weekend, 9 states (among which the biggest one California) did not report initial claims data to the bean counters, so instead the government had to "estimate" what the data would have been: yep, estimate, what the data was in these nine states. From Bloomberg: "For the latest reporting week, nine states didnít file claims data to the Labor Department in Washington because of the Labor Day holiday earlier this week, a department official told reporters. California and Virginia estimated their figures and the U.S. government estimated the other seven." Official data is now made up on the fly. This US economic data reporting has just entered the twilight zone. Also, when the data is officially made up, it is not that difficult to get data that is "better than expected." The full list of states is: DC, Illinois, Idaho, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Washington. California and Virginia estimated themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfor View Post
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    The BLS has announced that as a result of the Labor Day weekend, 9 states (among which the biggest one California) did not report initial claims data to the bean counters, so instead the government had to "estimate" what the data would have been: yep, estimate, what the data was in these nine states. From Bloomberg: "For the latest reporting week, nine states didnít file claims data to the Labor Department in Washington because of the Labor Day holiday earlier this week, a department official told reporters. California and Virginia estimated their figures and the U.S. government estimated the other seven." Official data is now made up on the fly. This US economic data reporting has just entered the twilight zone. Also, when the data is officially made up, it is not that difficult to get data that is "better than expected." The full list of states is: DC, Illinois, Idaho, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Washington. California and Virginia estimated themselves.
    That would explain why unemployment is suddenly being reported at 5.5% :D

    It's a good trick. Can I use my estimate of how much I owe in taxes instead of filing a 1040?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    That would explain why unemployment is suddenly being reported at 5.5% :D

    It's a good trick. Can I use my estimate of how much I owe in taxes instead of filing a 1040?
    The gas company sends "estimated bills" when they can't catch you at home to do a meter reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The gas company sends "estimated bills" when they can't catch you at home to do a meter reading.
    So can we send "estimated payments" in return?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The gas company sends "estimated bills" when they can't catch you at home to do a meter reading.
    They also do that just before a rate hike. The estimate low - raise the rates come in and take a reading - and make you pay the higher rate for product you used the previous month(s).
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    I've estimated my state income tax at zero for two years now. The state doesn't send out the instruction booklet, tax tables and forms, or provide them at the Post Office or library anymore. I estimate they don't need money.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfor View Post
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    The BLS has announced that as a result of the Labor Day weekend, 9 states (among which the biggest one California) did not report initial claims data to the bean counters, so instead the government had to "estimate" what the data would have been: yep, estimate, what the data was in these nine states. From Bloomberg: "For the latest reporting week, nine states didnít file claims data to the Labor Department in Washington because of the Labor Day holiday earlier this week, a department official told reporters. California and Virginia estimated their figures and the U.S. government estimated the other seven." Official data is now made up on the fly. This US economic data reporting has just entered the twilight zone. Also, when the data is officially made up, it is not that difficult to get data that is "better than expected." The full list of states is: DC, Illinois, Idaho, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Washington. California and Virginia estimated themselves.
    I guess it's too much to ask what the actual difference between the estimates and the numbers reported on Tues. How far off were they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I guess it's too much to ask what the actual difference between the estimates and the numbers reported on Tues. How far off were they?
    We won't know for another week. That's the beauty of it. But, of the 9 states that estimated their claims, only Hawaii showed an increase +235, with the net change of the group being (-7,821) and CA/IL leading that pack with (-4,127) and (-2,114), respectively. And, of course, California was one of the two states that provided its own guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    That would explain why unemployment is suddenly being reported at 5.5% :D

    It's a good trick. Can I use my estimate of how much I owe in taxes instead of filing a 1040?
    D-MN GOOD IDEA, can I do it too??:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The gas company sends "estimated bills" when they can't catch you at home to do a meter reading.
    So, if the gas company send you a bill tripling the previous month bill, are you going to pay it like a dummy or are you going to call and complain that something is not right? That same logic could/should apply to fabricated figures made up by the government.
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