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The Curious Journalist's Guide to Data

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Katharina Zweig (@katharinazweig) started discussion #6

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It’s clear that a lot of people lost their jobs after the 2008 financial crash. You can read this chart and say how many: The unemployment rate went up by 5 percent. This is a very ordinary, very reasonable way of talking about this data, exactly the sort of thing that should pop into your head when you see this image. We’re going to look deeper.

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This should read: "rate went up by 5 percentage points" (otherwise we would expect it to go from 5% to 5,25% but here the difference between two percentages is meant).

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