“I don’t believe the number and neither do any of the other people that have intelligence” -Donald Trump on September jobs numbers.
And I don’t believe “people that have intelligence” necessarily includes Romney surrogate Donald Trump.
Maybe Trump’s special investigators can investigate the Bureau of Labor Statistics if they ever report back from Hawaii where they’re evidently still investigating the president’s birth certificate.
In all seriousness — the upward revision of July and August’s numbers by 87,000 had as much to do with the dramatically lower unemployment rate of 7.8 percent as September’s numbers did.
If you are someone who believes in statistical trickery, there’s more merit to the idea that the Bureau’s summer reports were biased against the president than their September report is biased toward him.
Initial reports often under report the number of jobs created during any given month. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently revised the number of jobs created between March of 2011 and March of 2012 upwards by 453,000.