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Believe it – Employment Numbers Were Ginned

Stuart95 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 1:37 PM
The missing-state controversy concerns unemployment claims, which is not the same thing as the unemployment rates that are the subject of this article and its posts. I stand by my point: There is no known fraud associated with the reported drop of 0.3% unemployment in September, and a drop of that magnitude is rather common. Romney's challenge is convincing swing voters that by ignoring discouraged workers, U3 does not tell the real story of unemployment misery in the US.

A couple weeks ago, this column analyzed the inflation rate reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and concluded that you should rely on your common sense when the government reports questionable statistics. If they don’t make sense based on what you see, experience, and hear from your friends, then they’re probably wrong. Last week’s unemployment number – which decreased to a still-dismal 7.8% – should not only make no sense to you, but should have never made sense to the BLS and therefore should never have been issued.

So am I just popping off or is there...