Saturday, September 12, 2009

Google Economist

Google Chief Economist Hal Varian was in Washington this week telling the good folks there that the recession is over, according the the Post.

Actually, he was there telling them that they should use the internet more to predict economic activity.

"In March, the number of Google users searching for information about unemployment benefits or employment centers began to drop, Varian said. Overall unemployment has continued to climb, of course, but new jobless claims have declined since peaking earlier this year."

The possibilities are endless.

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