Skip to comments.Impossible To Manipulate Labor Survey Data—Former BLS Head
Posted on 10/05/2012 8:59:30 AM PDT by listenhillary
Even if the U.S. government wanted to manipulate monthly jobs figures, it would be impossible to accomplish, said a former head of the U.S. governments labor statistics agency.
Accusations that the government had manipulated the latest employment report spread across Twitter and other forums Friday after the U.S. unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since President Barack Obamas inauguration. Among those questioning the better-than-expected report was former General Electric Chief Executive Jack Welch, who tweeted the suggestion that the unbelievable jobs numbers were fabricated to help Obamas electoral chances in next months presidential election.
But, Keith Hall, who served as Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2008 until 2012, said in an interview Friday that there is no way someone at the agency could change any of the data from its two monthly employment surveys. The significant improvement in the unemployment rate may reflect normal statistical errors in the sampling process, he said, but that has nothing to do with manipulation.
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And the Hawaii birth certificate is authentic.
They’ve already said that they revised the numbers for July and August.
ANY data can be manipulated to acheive ANY desired effect. Just ask Al Gore or any of his hysterical harpies.
And the polls accurately reflect party ID.
The household survey is much smaller. When you look at something like labor force and employment levels, the uncertainty of those numbers is much larger, said Mr. Hall. Within two months, the household survey could show the unemployment rate eking back up.
So it's "impossible to manipulate" -- but probably just wrong????
Also, the survey takers are ALL Hilda Solis' employees, and as we know she is TOTALLY NON-PARTISAN!
Until we revise them.
If you can’t ‘fool’ with the numbers, you can certainly hire more govt sector employees. IMO this is what is happening.
Rush predicted this would happen months ago. If I recall correctly, he said that the Oct. report would drop below 8%, just in the for the election.
This is why Rush is numero uno.
The Household survey of new jobs had hovered around 140,000 for months, and suddenly jumped 800,000 in one month? Rick Santelli has said for months that the Regime would get below 8% just before the election.
With Obama, anything is possible.
“just in the for the election.”
just in time for the election.
If you believe this I have a really good buy for you on some oceanfront property here in Arizona.
This way the BLS can continue to use the same standard statistical methods that they alway have used but on more favorable raw data obtained through manipulation of the survey process.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was asked on CNBC about suspicions that the Obama administration might have skewed the jobs numbers to aid Obama’s re-election prospects.
“I’m insulted when I hear that because we have a very professional civil service,” Solis said. “I have the highest regard for our professionals that do the calculations at the (Bureau of Labor Statistics). They are trained economists.”
Were these numbers cooked?????
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
They are from Nov 2003 when Bush the Younger was President. These discrepancies happen.
That guy isn’t familiar with filthy Chicago politics. EVERYTHING can be distorted, perverted, manipulated and lied about. EVERYTHING! Even the tombstone marker voters are probably found jobs in September.