The Census Bureau apparently faked the unemployment numbers prior to the 2012 election to make it appear more people were employed.


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Working for the Democratic Party: The Census Bureau apparently faked the unemployment numbers prior to the 2012 election to make it appear more people were employed.

In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.

And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it. Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy. And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

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4 comments

  • wodun

    People questioned the veracity of those number at the time. There were suspicious adjustments in the summer and fall and the big dip just before the election.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    Yep – I remember thinking at the time, “Yeah, RIGHT – how con-VEEEEN-ient ! !”…

  • Publius 2

    It has become apparent — as if it weren’t suspected from the beginning — that the Democrats stole the 2012 presidential election. This was 1960 writ large. If the truth ever comes out entirely, there won’t be a single member of the Obama administration who won’t face criminal charges. Such is the state of the nation.

  • wodun

    No one will go to jail and even if the truth comes out Democrats will deny it or blame it on things other than their party, like “the system”.

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