Want to know how many people are working? Cell phone data will tell you way before the Jobs Report
Fast Company - 05/27/2015
David Lazer, a professor at Northeastern University, thinks we could improve the jobs numbers by using a completely different collection-method. Rather than asking people, after-the-fact, if they have a job, you could track their behavior using cell phone data, he says. That way, we might be able to have jobs data earlier than now, and perhaps improve how we manage the economy.