Earlier this month, I did a podcast with Arin Greenwood at Out of the Storm News.  We talked about how math confidence can help folks make good financial decisions–and how if you don’t trust your math abilities, you may avoid the math and make poor financial decisions.

And in June, I did a guest post for Michelle Rafter at WordCount, about the 5 math skills that all journalists need to master.  Again, with solid math skills, journalists can better report the stories we need to read or watch or listen to.

Today’s Film Friday kind of brings those two ideas together, with a twist.  The popular and brilliant Khan Academy breaks down the unemployment numbers in a way that can really help you understand what they really mean.

It’s kind of depressing but definitely worth 12 minutes of your time.

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