Complete bs and the average person knows it so let them go shout it on the mountain.
20,000 jobs were lost and more of the working folks were in the temp category.
The rate went down because people quit looking for a job that does not exist.
Dont forget about the large number of people under-employed or taken jobs that are below their qualifications/education.
People coming out of college today as bartenders in order to make ends meet are not counted in the Labor department stats because they are technically “employed.”
The "rate" went down because it's drawn from a different report that uses a different methodology. At best all BLS data is suspect because of political influences. On their best day, they're estimates.