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Fact Check: Suspicion Falls on Labor Secretary Solis as She Misleads on Jobs Numbers ^ | 10/5/12 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 10/05/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT by Justaham

Suspicion about the federal government's September jobs report has fallen on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who appeared on CNBC this morning and defended the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), claiming--falsely--that upward revisions of 86,000 jobs were from the private sector. In fact, the new number is entirely accounted for by upwards revisions to state and federal government payrolls.

The BLS reported that while only 114,000 jobs were created in September--which would have translated into a rise in unemployment from 8.1% to 8.2%--the unemployment rate fell dramatically to 7.8%. That unusual drop is the fastest in nearly three decades, and was unexpected even in the rosiest predictions.

One reason for the rise was an upward revision of 86,000 to the July and August jobs numbers--all of which came from a 91,000 increase in the estimate of public sector jobs. Private sector job estimates were actually revised downward by 5,000.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bls; broomhilda; communism; emptychair; fakeobama; falsejobnumbers; hildasolis; holder; jobs; laborsecretary; lies; magicnumbers; mcdonaldjobs; mcjobs; noobama; obama; partime; parttimejobs; propaganda; solis; stealingamerica; trickthepeople; tyranny; unemployment; voterfraud
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To: jda
The saddest thing, given the history of the annointed one and his minions, is that the suspicions are totally believable!

The second saddest thing about this is that upwards of 40%-45% of the population already believe the figures without further evaluation.

41 posted on 10/05/2012 8:59:38 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: opentalk
This is Orwellian to say the least and representative of Saul Alinsky tactics

More like Obi Wan Kenobi tactics:

You don’t need to see his identification
These aren’t the droids you’re looking for
He can go about his business
Move along.

42 posted on 10/05/2012 9:00:00 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Rush warned awhile back..Said to look for it. (paraphrase) they will make fake-unemployment numbers go below %8.

because..No president has been re-elected with unemployment above 8 percent since Depression

43 posted on 10/05/2012 9:01:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Justaham
Let’s get serious about the jobless rate here for just a minute.

Number of “new jobs created” in September: 114,000

Number of first-time jobless claims in September: 367,000 (Week ending Sept. 28th)

The average weekly first time jobless claims in September averaged over 360,000 which means in September, 1,440,000 people lost their jobs and had to find a new one.

Does it stand to reason to anyone with a functioning brain that the unemployment rate could “drop” three-tenths of a percent with those numbers?

It’s mathematically impossible!


A look at the Labor Force Participation Rate tells the TRUE STORY behind the 7.8% number. Our economy is at an ALL TIME LOW in the percentage of working age adults that have full-time employment.

Since January of 2009, the Labor Force Participation Rate which the Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains shows that the rate has steadily declined under Obama!

Under Obama, the Labor Force Participation Rate, which was at record high’s under Bush have fallen to historic lows under Obama!

Who’s to blame for that? Obama and his FAILED ECONOMIC POLICIES, THAT”S WHO!

I think most American’s with a reasonably functioning brain, capable of doing basic math can see how Obama’s been DESTROYING our economy and driving people out of the work force to artificially deflate the unemployment numbers!

Great spin, if one can pull it off – but the DATA shows Obama and his policies to be an abysmal failure.

Now here’s the truth about the stellar “job creation” the Associated Pravda (I meant “Press”) is telling about the economy:

It's now being reported that the economy created 114,000 jobs.

That's 114,000 across all 50 states.

That's 2,280 jobs per state. (114,000 / 50)

That's 570 jobs per week, per state. (2280 / 4 weeks)

What does that mean for the average job seeker? There are only 81 jobs per day, per state are being created under the Obama economy! (This is the stat that Romney needs for the next debate!)

Yeah, I guess I don't blame Obama for not wanting to talk about the economy during the debate the other night!

44 posted on 10/05/2012 9:02:31 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Smokeyblue

What has the chocolate ration been increased to?

45 posted on 10/05/2012 9:03:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nhwingut
Obama PACs employed 800,000 part timers.
46 posted on 10/05/2012 9:03:27 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: Biggirl

Hate to disagree, but the masses fall for it all

47 posted on 10/05/2012 9:04:22 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: mmichaels1970
Hope this isn't indicative of Nov. election count numbers. (voter fraud)
48 posted on 10/05/2012 9:05:54 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: God luvs America
Broome Hilda’s response was she’s insulted...

I am insulted she believes we are morons.

49 posted on 10/05/2012 9:06:12 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Justaham

50 posted on 10/05/2012 9:06:37 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Justaham

I only need to see the name ....Solis and I know the numbers are false.

51 posted on 10/05/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Justaham

Rush said over a year ago that by hook or by crook, the job number would be under 8% by election day. He was exactly was by crook.

52 posted on 10/05/2012 9:10:37 AM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Justaham

Are we still at war with EastAsia? or is it Oceania?

53 posted on 10/05/2012 9:12:30 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: opentalk

I recall that broadcast. He did predict this, but what else would one expect from this regime? Just a simple trip to the gas pump should tell Americans all they need to know about 0bama. Prices ‘necessarily skyrocketing’. Everyone who watched the debate should’ve made up their minds for Romney then and there.

54 posted on 10/05/2012 9:12:41 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: mmichaels1970
Or Q tactics:

Data: "Can you recommend a way to counter the effect?"
Q: "Simple. Change the gravitational constant of the universe."

55 posted on 10/05/2012 9:14:51 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: libs_kma
Rush is covering it now. The 7 is what mattered to O. People are not in workforce, participation rate has shrunk.
56 posted on 10/05/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Friendofgeorge

Your opinion, not mine, and I will end with that.

57 posted on 10/05/2012 9:16:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: opentalk

This will quickly be forgotten.

58 posted on 10/05/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: VanDeKoik
I'm already calling anyone out with this B/S and getting the word out.

Just got back from the Docs and told everyone in the waiting room about this when the TV was on.
All but one said they had no idea how bad it was, how the media lied.

Been on the internet now and getting the word out, they cannot get away with this B/S and the GOP needs to call a press conference and get on live camera like Pelosi and Reid always did after Bush spoke and state how these numbers do not add up and how the media needs to to do their job.

Obama looked confused and weak the other night because obama has never been questioned by anyone until now.

he knows Romney knows his stuff and so he was already intimidated by Romney and did not call Romney out anytime because he knows his talking points only work on the stupid, the weak and the ignorant at his rallies.

59 posted on 10/05/2012 9:22:37 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Justaham

My guess is that Obama’s illegal changes to the Welfare Work Requirements resulted in a lot of things now being considered as temporary work.

60 posted on 10/05/2012 9:24:47 AM PDT by AaronInCarolina
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