Skip to comments.Fact Check: Suspicion Falls on Labor Secretary Solis as She Misleads on Jobs Numbers
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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The truth about the jobs report will come out to fool no one.
One of the bright analysts they have suggested that you could sell a few things on ebay and be considered "employed"--you could take ten bucks to mow grass and be employed, etc. and that part-time employment is what is driving these numbers!
In other words, the 7.8% is a complete lie and THEY’RE ALREADY GETTING CAUGHT.
This will be picked apart before we even go to sleep tonight.
Burn baby burn..
And to think the new key word for obamma re-election campaign being spouted out today- TRUTH.
CNBC questioned her about this an hour ago and it was classic...the exchange went something like this:
CNBC Host- “sect’y, many on Wall Street are questioning todays unemployment numbers considering new job creation fell short of expectations- what’s your response?”
Broome Hilda Solis- “i’m sorry- i’m having trouble hearing you as its a bit noisy where you are...could you repeat the question”
CNBC Host- “i apologize for the noise- let me REPHRASE the question”...
Broome Hilda’s response was she’s insulted...
Now the liberals will say that Porkulus succeeded. Since the stated goal of Porkulus was to keep unemployment under 8%, they will now say that Porkulus succeeded beyond their wildest dreams! Look for the MSNBC crowd to celebrate these new unemployment numbers!!!
Either way, very suspect numbers....
Reading the comments after the article, looks like a lot of people aren’t buying this BS.
She’s a commie!
Santelli and Jack Welch are just two who are calling BS on these fake, opportune numbers.
She’s a commie!
He is employed per the Obama administration.
I have heard of people denied unemployment because they did an EMT call w/a $60 stipend within the time period being considered. Evidently, if you receive even $1 for work of any sort, you are not *unemployed*.
If the BLS numbers were real the stock market would be up 400 points. We will be luck if we even end on the plus side today.
The Street knows these BLS numbers are horse-pucky.
“In other words, the 7.8% is a complete lie and THEYRE ALREADY GETTING CAUGHT.
This will be picked apart before we even go to sleep tonight.”
Everyone KEEP PUSHING on whatever venue you have access to!
This one is NOT going to pass. They took it one step too far this time!
The Obama campaign has employed 750,000 people to blow smoke out of their butts to provide cover for Bozo.
Bingo. There will be no industry movement in new manufacturing orders, decreased inventories, etc, etc that suggest the business world is buying off on them.
Even MSNBC is confused by the new job numbers.
If you work one hour for pay in a week, you are ‘employed.’
The Ministry of Truth has spoken. All will submit.
that’s bong smoke
All Romney has to do is cite U6 at (an unchanged!) 14.7% as the Romney Administration’s new official government rate of unemployment. Game over.
I work 16 hours a week. I’m employed, too. What a joke these numbers are.
This will certainly get Zero's p*ss-poor debate performance right off the front pages pretty quick...
I agree. This is also a big sign of their desperation. It's highly unlikely they would have cooked up such a big change overnight if they weren't scared. They were overconfident earlier, felt they didn't need to ‘cook the books’, but now are in a panic and don't have much time left - so they had to do this in one fell swoop.
This is the kind of unethical behavior you get from agenda and hate-driven ideologues. In their heads they think it is justifiable for them to lie - because their ‘cause’ is so important.
The rate is simply based on a SURVEY...a PHONE POLL of "households". And as we know, polls are ALWAYS totally accurate....riiiight?
Also, the survey takers are ALL Hilda Solis' employees, and as we know she is TOTALLY NON-PARTISAN!
These ‘new and improved’ juiced numbers are the biggest desperate gamble this regime has ever attempted.
Not for this ‘snap shot’ look at the unemployment numbers but because it will bring ALL OF THEIR DATA under question.
If they are lying to us NOW, HOW LONG have they been lying to us?
If so, we may have been in double digit Carter numbers since 2008.
This desperate gambit will drive the final nail in this regimes coffin.
This is an epic scandal.
GDP down, manufacturing down, unemployed/underemployed up.
And labor magically finds 800k part time home workers - 1 month before the election?
The saddest thing, given the history of the annointed one and his minions, is that the suspicions are totally believable!
There is a term in the Bible regarding leaders - they are to be “above reproach”. For the 0bama loyalistas, that means that no one would even entertain a charge against the leader. 0bama is FAR from being above approach!!!
To me, it appears most Republican blogs have their heads in the sand, and wouldn’t want to appear to be conspiracy theorists. Soon, anyone who questions the almighty calculations of the Bureau of Labor will be cast away with the birthers.
It is easy for Obama to lie, because many Republican blogs and news outlets allow Obama to lie. I know one thing; Rush Limbaugh had better not be taking the day off today.
I agree with former GE CEO Jack Welch, Chicago style politics is at work here. Somehow by manipulation of data we are all of a sudden below 8 percent unemployment, a month from the Presidential election.
This is Orwellian to say the least and representative of Saul Alinsky tactics from the book Rules for Radicals- a must read for all who want to know how the left strategize . Trust the Obama administration? Sure, and the spontaneous reaction to a video caused the death of our Ambassador
and pigs fly.
Would you these actual number are cooked too:
Household Survey: Unemployment fell from 6% to 5.8% and civilian employment increased by 440,000
Establishment Survey: Only 14,000 increase in non-farm employment
These are from Nov 2003 when Bush the Younger was in office.
These reprobates wouldn't know the truth if it hit them in the face. Greedy liars is all they are. Truth and moral values have no room in their politics. Truth, indeed. We won't swallow that lie either. Next.
The second saddest thing about this is that upwards of 40%-45% of the population already believe the figures without further evaluation.
because..No president has been re-elected with unemployment above 8 percent since Depression
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?
Its mathematically impossible!
UNLESS YOU STOP COUNTING THOSE WHOVE FALLEN OFF THE ROLLS, THOSE WHOVE GIVEN UP LOOKING AND FOUND A WAY TO SHRINK THE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE!
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 highs under Bush have fallen to historic lows under Obama!
Whos to blame for that? Obama and his FAILED ECONOMIC POLICIES, THATS WHO!
I think most Americans with a reasonably functioning brain, capable of doing basic math can see how Obamas 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 heres 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!
What has the chocolate ration been increased to?
Hate to disagree, but the masses fall for it all
I am insulted she believes we are morons.