What if, as you read this, the tier 4 for unemployment should not be discontinued because the 8.7 quoted figure for unemployment in California has a plus or minus of .4 (tenths) which means that California is between 8.3-9.1 in unemployment as of September 2013. What if a lawsuit could be filed that proves out that the California unemployment office EDD owes all people who were dropped from tier 4 as of August 15, 2013 back payments.
Join me in e mailing and calling gov. Browns office to have them rule if tier four unemployment should indeed keep going and not be extinguished back on August 15, 2013.
Governor Brown is a good man, and he and his assistants may pick up the phone and rule that the tier four needs to be paid because California is within the 9.0 unemployment figure stated for the trigger on sequestration agreements.
Let us let the law work for us. Please e mail the governor. Just google gov. brown’s office and submit e mail or call.
here is a clarification letter from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that I got by e mail and it shows california as of September 9, 2013 has unemployment of between 8.3 and 9.1 %
These are the facts.
LETTER FROM BUREAU OF LABOR STATS…
The official unemployment rates that the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes for states on a monthly basis are estimates derived from econometric models that use payroll employment estimates from an establishment survey and unemployment insurance claims counts from the state workforce agencies to mitigate volatility in the employment and unemployment measures tabulated directly from the Current Population Survey, which is the sample survey of households used to track the national unemployment rate. As such, the data are indeed subject to both sampling error and nonsampling error. Sampling error is a measure of sampling variability—that is, variation that occurs by chance because a sample rather than the entire population is surveyed. We maintain information on sampling error at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm. The 90-percent confidence interval for the current (July 2013) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for California is 8.3–9.1 percent, as you can see from the first XLS table listed. So, from a statistical standpoint, the State’s current rate could be at or slightly above 9.0 percent.
While we are 90-percent confident that the sampling error on the current unemployment rate for California is no more than 0.4 percentage point, we have no corresponding measure of nonsampling error, such as that introduced by the Current Population Survey collection and processing operations or the modeling technique. Technical information on our state models is available at www.bls.gov/osmr/pdf/st060010.pdf.
Bureau of Labor Statistics