Fudging The Latest Unemployment Numbers

I have always believed that as we nearer to the 2012 election, we will see loads of “good news on the economy”stories released by this administration and it’s media lap-dogs.  This article from Zero Hedge dissects the recent “good news” on the latest unemployment numbers and illustrates how easy it is for Democrats to twist the truth. 

From ZeroHedge.com




Record 1.2 Million People Fall Out Of Labor Force In One Month, Labor Force Participation Rate Tumbles To Fresh 30 Year Low

A month ago, we joked when we said that for Obama to get the unemployment rate to negative by election time, all he has to do is to crush the labor force participation rate to about 55%. Looks like the good folks at the BLS heard us: it appears that the people not in the labor force exploded by an unprecedented record 1.2 million. No, that’s not a typo: 1.2 million people dropped out of the labor force in one month!

So as the labor force increased from 153.9 million to 154.4 million, the non institutional population increased by 242.3 million meaning, those not in the labor force surged from 86.7 million to 87.9 million. Which means that the civilian labor force tumbled to a fresh 30 year low of 63.7% as the BLS is seriously planning on eliminating nearly half of the available labor pool from the unemployment calculation.

read the rest and see additional charts at ZeroHedge.com

hat tip: SB

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