To understand why, you have to dive into the boring logistics of how the Labor Department calculates its data.
This year's crazy weather is freezing the economy.
Being cold is deadlier, more inconvenient, and more expensive than being hot.
The number of annual deaths attributable to cold temperature is 27,940 or 1.3% of total deaths in the US.
Since this keeps coming up, let's go back to basics.
A record-breaking "super typhoon" is wreaking havoc in the Philippines. So what is a typhoon? What makes it super? Are they really that unusual?
Weather deaths have grown in all categories since the 80s, with 1995 and 2005 particularly disastrous.
The problem isn't the weather forecast. It's the economics of telling you about the weather forecast.