An Odd Arima-X-12 Statistical Aberration?

Tyler Durden's picture

Here's a peculiar statistical aberration:

  • Household Survey people employed: +873,000 (source)
  • Part-time jobs for economic reasons: +582,000 (source)

-> 582,000 divided by 873,000 = 0.666666666666*

Aka: precisely two thirds. Whatever are the odds... Goalseeking much Arima-X-12?

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Debtonation's picture

That's just coincidence, come on

Lohn Jocke's picture

Hey're famous

 "Fuck it, let's throw some crackpots in there to legitimize ourselves,"

MDB could work for the Atlantic.


Newsboy's picture

I hear the "Illuminati" like to "code" messages to each other with"numerology". But hey, you hear all kinds of stuff, right?

Lohn Jocke's picture

I'm pretty sure 873,000 is code for "suckers!"

JPM Hater001's picture

I'm pretty sure when we were told to watch for the sign of the beast this is what he was talking about.

BaBaBouy's picture

WOW... Another Sign For

DECEMBER 21, 2012 !!!

Gene Parmesan's picture

It's a little scary how brazenly corrupt things have become.

Agent P's picture

I actually prefer it that way.  It increases the odds stupid people will finally realize what's going on...provided they're not easily distracted by shiny objects...hey look, an iPhone 5!

kridkrid's picture

MLB playoffs, college and pro football... Stupid people are set.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



-> 582,000 divided by 873,000 = 0.666666666666*

Good enough for government work.

Bring on the Iron Maiden!

Torches blazed and
sacred chants were phrased
as they start to cry
hands held to the sky
In the night
the fires are burning bright
the ritual has begun
Satan's work is done
0.666666666666* the Number of the Beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

IBelieveInMagic's picture

Tyler, you are pure evil! You won't let them enjoy even a moment of glory. Why can't you let sleeping dogs lie?

viahj's picture

even Socrates enjoyed a good play now and then. 

redpill's picture

Gosh, apparently that spam account that claimed his friend's mom was making $18,000 in two weeks working from home was telling the truth x 800,000.

jekyll island's picture

Yeah, and look at gold and silver plummeting on the good economic news.  Oh wait....

insanelysane's picture





slaughterer's picture

Watch slaughterer and his friends short ES/QQQ today.  

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Expecting more HORROR after hours, eh?

slaughterer's picture

Horror already hit 2 days ago.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Phuck the batteries must be dead in my HORROR alarm.

AGuy's picture

BLS I got your number 
I need you to make a new number mine 
BLS change your number 



BLS, BLS, you're got the number I need!


-O'bama Tutone


Pun on Tommy Tutones Jenny I got your number 867-5309




mantrid's picture

peculiar statistical aberration


no, it's called model fitting :D

WatchingIgnorance's picture

Silly rabbit. Math is for nerds.

Comay Mierda's picture

hey thats Obama's number

Al Gorerhythm's picture

The "devil you know" vote to ensue; an outcome seeking a model?

Zola's picture

The tree of liberty must be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants 

Laretes's picture

parrots and trannies?

Sofa King's picture

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. - Oscar Wilde

Yeah, I saw the Rock, too. Great flick if you take out Cage.

kridkrid's picture

Calling out patriotism for what it is will likely invite a number of junks. Even people who can see lies all around them still cling to the lie of patriotism. It's a tough one to give up... Like voting.

Manthong's picture

Do we really PAY for that crap?

Sancho Ponzi's picture

I bet everything is calculated in an Excel spreadsheet.

Nikola Tesla's picture

Sub USEmployment ()


'Find out the new "employment figures" by running the module below


Msgbox "Now send this out to the NYTimes"


End Sub

Dr. Engali's picture

Alright Tyler you're freaking me out.

Peter Pan's picture

As always the devil is in the detail

Wakanda's picture

So this time the detail is the devil?  ; o

Wakanda's picture

Couldn't they just throw a 5 or 7 in to throw us off?

Maybe .66656667 or something?

The Gooch's picture

Actually, my T.I. calc says .666666667

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Bernanke's calculator can only add zeros to the end of digits.  Some say that it is broken, but the Bearded one says, "It's fine, just fine."

Wakanda's picture

Gubmint employees are forbidden to go past the 8th decimal point.  It's a security thing.

insanelysane's picture

After 8 we need to charge you overtime.



Ministry of BS

Jake88's picture

duh. good thing you have a calculator.

The Gooch's picture

Obama gave it to me.


THE DORK OF CORK's picture

Times Kiss of death for Hibernia.


We are now (since 1986 really) a vital conduit / Peg for the shadow banking system.

What did we do to deserve this weak servile leadership ?....oh yes we voted for it..................

The Icelanders took all the best women me thinks.

Before you could get 30 or 40 of them on a long its 3 or 4 - anything more and you are in danger of sinking.

dwdollar's picture

LOL... funny shit.

Oldwood's picture

I don't want to be a religious wacko but I think I'm seeing the devil.

vamoose1's picture

the  mark of  cain      these  people  better  be  careful   they  are  making  utter  fools of  themselves  

    the  whole   world  is  watching   and  the  whole  world  is  retching 

Everybodys All American's picture

Biggest one month change in the unemployment rate in 29 yrs. Truly laughable if you're awake.

insanelysane's picture

Obama will receive the Nobel Prize in Physics for this feat of levitation.

GetZeeGold's picture



Natural progression.....he's already got the one for peas.


Not really sure why.