January 4th, 2013
The New York Times
1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics figured out the changes in jobs during each presidential terms.
2. It does not specifically says who is the sponsor, but since the Bureau of Labor Statistics belongs to the Federal Government, government sponsored the research.
3. The government has an interest in finding economic ups and downs and based on this results, they want to make proper policies.
4. Yes, it does include information on methodology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that there were 725,000 more jobs in the private sector and 697,000 fewer government jobs. It will announce the final revision for the 12 months through March 2012.
5. Yes, the results are communicated clearly through a table that includes changes in jobs during each presidential term.
6. No graph was used.