Here's a Better Way to Adjust for Extreme Weather in the Job Market

A new approach shows a different picture of U.S. payrolls when adjusted for variations from normal weather
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Commuters exit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) JFK/UMass station and head toward shuttle buses that carried them to their destinations on February 9, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The weather matters for the U.S. job market, more than people realize. That's what two economists concluded in a paper proposing a way to more accurately track employment. 

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