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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: Windy City Conservative

Exactly. The highest number of part time jobs added in over ten an economy that sported under 2% growth all year! It’s ridiculous!

101 posted on 10/05/2012 11:19:37 AM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties
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To: rawhide; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

Ha, on debate night, ABC’s fact checkers put up a photo of 0bama, analyzed his claims about Romney’s tax plan, and put a big “False” stamp across his forehead. Truth, indeed!

102 posted on 10/05/2012 3:15:15 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Biggirl
"The truth about the jobs report will come out to fool no one."

Unfortunately it will; most people couldn't even tell you what the BLS is. Most people don't know that this report was even released, never mind what it containes. I doubt this will be big news.

The Kenyan must go.

103 posted on 10/05/2012 3:53:14 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: ex91B10

Yet more and more are starting to wake up to the reality, look how well Mitt Romney did on Wednesday night.

Do not let these misleading stuff come and live in your head rent free.

104 posted on 10/05/2012 4:23:42 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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