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More Good News: Statistician Among Top Jobs in 2018 This is Statistics

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If your New Year's resolution happens to be finding a job in statistics, you're in luck. With fast technological advancements in areas like Artificial Intelligence and expected job market growth in the first quarter of 2018, employers are starting the year looking for candidates with technical and data analytics skills. Being a statistician means having those skills and applying them to any field and across market sectors. That's why it's no surprise that statistician remains one of the leading and fastest growing professions in 2018.


Thai shares jump as king's death removes uncertainty

U.S. News

CHINA INFLATION: Consumer prices in China rose 1.9 percent last month, higher than the 1.6 percent forecast by analysts in a FactSet survey. The numbers suggest consumer demand is starting to pick up in China, which has been grappling with a prolonged economic downturn. Another gauge of inflation released by China's statistics bureau, the producer price index measuring prices businesses receive for goods and services, turned positive for the first time since 2012. Analysts predicted that would mark the end of global deflation as Chinese factories pass rising costs on to overseas customers.


Why calculating the inflation rate is so complex

Los Angeles Times

When it comes to inflation, the price might not always be right, and that has consequences for the nation's economy and the pocketbooks of average Americans. The pace at which prices are rising -- known as the inflation rate -- is crucial to important policy decisions, such as setting the poverty threshold used for food stamps and other government assistance. In recent years, inflation has been sluggish as the economy has recovered from the Great Recession. It's the reason why Social Security recipients are expected to find out this week they'll get only a tiny cost of living increase next year. And the slow price growth, consistently below the Federal Reserve's annual 2% target, has been a major factor in the decision by central bank policymakers to keep their benchmark short-term interest rate near an unprecedented rock-bottom level.


90 Active Blogs on Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science, Machine Learning (updated)

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This year we removed 26 blog sites from the previous list that does not meet our active criterion: at least one blog in the last 3 months (since Oct 1, 2016). We also added ten new relevant blogs to the list. All blogs in this list are categorized into two groups: very active and moderately active. The former often have several entries each month while the latter may only have one post for a few months recently. We also separate blogs that do not involve much in technical discussions as in a Others group.


90 Active Blogs on Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science, Machine Learning (updated)

#artificialintelligence

This year we removed 26 blog sites from the previous list that does not meet our active criterion: at least one blog in the last 3 months (since Oct 1, 2016). We also added ten new relevant blogs to the list. All blogs in this list are categorized into two groups: very active and moderately active. The former often have several entries each month while the latter may only have one post for a few months recently. We also separate blogs that do not involve much in technical discussions as in a Others group.