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Bureau of Labor Statistics

Surprise! Unemployment Drops to 7.8%

October 5, 2012

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their numbers showing a drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8% for the month of September.  The U6 figure, however stayed put at 14.7%.  Given the data that BLS released, many are shocked by the numbers.  Some say that they don’t make sense, while some go further [...]

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Unemployment Held Steady at 8.3%… or did it?

March 9, 2012

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, February’s unemployment rate held steady at 8.3%, with the U6 underemployment number dropping to 14.9%. Using more consistent methods of data gathering, Gallup has February’s number at 9.1% with underemployment at 19.1%. If the BLS counted the people who’ve dropped out of the job hunt, their unemployment figure [...]

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Entertains on Fox This Morning

December 12, 2011

Here is the DNC chair on Fox this morning trying to spin the Dems potential 2012 message on the economy: I like how Gretchen Carlson stuck to her guns allowing DWS to step in it a few times.  Yet, there is surface truth to DWS’s claim that unemployment has technically dropped from its historic highs [...]

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