October 07, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Were Friday’s Unemployment Numbers Manipulated?
Another day, and another not-so-small accusation of our government manipulating data . This time it came with Friday’s jobs report, as a sudden and massive dip in unemployment made September the best month for jobs growth in almost nine years. The unemployment figures dipped from 8.1% to 7.8%, prompting joy for most of the markets and likely most of the Obama campaign. The issue here, is that the report came just days after Obama suffered a crushing defeat (by most accounts) in the first Presidential debate with Mitt Romney [for more economic news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter ]. See the full story here → Related Posts: How Warren Buffett Could End The Deficit in 5 Minutes Peter Schiff: The Recession is Already Here Bernanke Fires Back at QE Critics Why QE3 is Just Delaying the Inevitable 100 Insightful Futures Traders Worth Following on Twitter
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