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To: Erik Latranyi
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the Labor Department said. The prior week's figure was revised up to 372,000 from the previously reported 370,000.

That is just about the neatest example of a numbers tap dance that I've ever seen in my lifetime.

I'd be embarrassed to write it, much less announce it from some bureaucratic office.

So, the announced number went from 370,000 to 370,000, last week to this week. To get the "improved" line for the media, the last week number was revised upward to 372,000.

idiots run our government.

45 posted on 05/25/2012 8:50:15 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of Our Troops Pray they Win every Fight!)
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To: xzins

“idiots run our government”

They are just proving that “stupid is as stupid does”!


48 posted on 05/26/2012 6:53:04 AM PDT by Vernon
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