Skip to comments.US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low
Posted on 10/05/2012 5:44:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election.
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What a coincidence!
They have always been wrong. Check the math closely this time.
Magically the number falls to 7.8 and when Obama took office the number was 7.9.
Rush called this months ago. The number of “government” workers started going up the last few months.
PHONY AS THE DAY IS LONG!
This is one of the many tricks in store for the next month.
I doubt (at least I severely hope) that the people will not be fooled by these manipulations.
Suddenly 873000 jobs appear out if nowhere !!!
This is a scandal of huge proportion !!!
Scam central !
Last week, the story was different. Unemployment claims rose last week.
Final September numbers would not be available yet. I bet these are preliminary.
The power of the incumbency.. place people in the right positions to manipulate data..
Gee, who woulda seen this coming?
SHAZAAM!! We are in a full speed recovery now 30 days prior to the election. Who would have figured?
Hey, if you believe this, I’d like to talk to you about how you can invest in some land on bayou down in Mississippi ... /sarc
Totally bogus. Liars liars pants on fire.
Is it true 750,000 dropped out of looking for work last month, helping to reduce the UE number?
How many hundreds of thousands dropped off the rolls to get to this number?
They have overplayed their hand with this. This discrepancy is so large, people will be forced to focus on the internals.
that number is indicative of a hangin’ offense
What a LIE. And I don’t always get tough on these things....but think about this.
Forecasts said we would gain about as many jobs as the report found and STAY at the same unemployment rate.
Well, guess what....the job gains were almost spot-on yet somehow we have a huge drop in the rate?
This is a LIE or it s simply caused by people stopping looking for jobs.
Yes, this is very suspicious. Remember what happened in 08 the moment McCain and Palin went ahead in the polls? Does anyone think that (the financial crisis) was a coincidence?
This is Orwellian. The road to banana republic status starts with corruption like this.
I expect many more of these "surprises" in the final 30 days.
What a surprise! The number of jobs created this month was 30,000 less than last month...but they magically knocked off .4% from that percentage of unemployed right before the election, so it was way under the dreaded 8%.
I guess that 50% of college graduates who can’t find jobs should go to the Labor Dept. They’ve found half a million jobs there in the last month.
What a bunch of bad liars this administration is!
We knew this was coming though... BLS is looking out for the boss. Next month it drops to 7.4%.
Dear Darrel Issa: investigate BLS next.
Exactly. 28,000 fewer jobs created yet the unemployment rate goes down 3 tens of a percent? 114,000 nonfarm jobs in Sept.(104,000 private sector) vs. 142,000 in August.
The GOP needs to out in force today
Destroying this scam !
Only 900000 Lodi g jobs could do this flip .
It’s not possible !
Several business anchors openly skeptical of the data.
Show them the 144 vs 139 million, and THAT they will understand very clearly. No spin can change that... which is why the numbers are rarely presented that way.
They went through previous months’ data and revised each month to find 500K more jobs.
I’ve followed jobs reports for years. I’ve never seen this happen before.
Score another one for Rush Limbaugh.
We had several reports just this week saying how companies were NOT planning to hire.
I guess the SEIU HIRED ALL the OBAMA PHONE OWNERS!! One MILLION in OHIO Alone!! 16 MILLION in all!!
I hope that Mitt Romney will be able to bring this truth to the American people in the next debate...in the same fashion he used his sons as a example the other night when calling out Obama on a mis truth.
Recall the debate. Romney told Ø “You’re entitled to your own house, to your own plane, but not to your own facts.” Obama is trying to invent his own facts. Romney needs to educate dumb voters about this and can tie it into memories of the debate.
I bet Barack Obama’s grandmother will die again, too.
I follow these things pretty closely as well and have never seen these kind of revisions. And never so blatantly timed to coincide with an election.
Well if Romney’s Wall Street buddies want to see him elected, they better start working on an October Crash.
Because it’s obvious which side the government statisticians are on.
So what did Obama do to cause this miracle? The stimulus was spent long ago and all his job crushing regulations are still in place?
This is why you have to be more than just about the economy and hope it will always be bad.
“Complete preelection “massaging” farce. “
No surprise here for sure.Romney needs to pound the combined rate...can’t recall what it’s called...the rate of the unemployed who are looking *plus* the unemployed who’ve become too discouraged to look and,therefore,are not counted as unemployed.
I only briefly caught a glimpse of the crew on CNBC before leaving the office,but it appeared the anchors were not only expressing surprise, but outright skepticism.
Looks like the internals have been cooked, from what I am hearing.
I wonder what the number would have been if the Muslim in Chief didn’t stop the Military layoffs.
In the meantime Obama probably will start an unauthorized ‘war’ against some ‘wink'unknown’wink’ entity to appear to be ‘decisive and presidential’.
LOL! Now, who didn’t see this coming?!! The Magic Negro pulls one out at the last second!
The funny part will be the talking heads who all claim 7.8% is absolutely wonderful and yet Bush at 5.2% was a dolt who couldn’t do anything right.
So it has been 8.3 for years and all of a sudden it drops to 7.8?? This is electioneering, this is freaking criminal..
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