According to the nerds at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 146,000 in November and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7%.
At least with the election behind us, we won't have to listen to people claiming the Obama administration is rigging these numbers to affect the polls. Or will we?
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Say goodbye to the "unemployment is over 8%" talking point and say hello to the "unemployment is nearly 8%" talking point. Such are the wages of the latest Non-Farm Payroll Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
U.S. employers added 114,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% thanks to revisions to the prior months' jobs reports. Sounds like a stroke of luck for the Obama administration or a feather in the cap for Ben Bernanke…or perhaps a sign of something more nefarious:
Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers
— Jack Welch (@jack_welch) October 5, 2012
Of course! What we need is an Unskewed BLS report…
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