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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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.