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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8?! True or False?!

 
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Georgia Unemployment Rate: 9.2%


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it's really - i mean really - hard to believe there are people who are going to believe its true.

it's strange that obama got beat up so bad in the debate & now they're singing praises to him over the unemployment issue.

it's a ploy people !!!!!!!!!!!

they're lying just to make the idiot look good
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86 government spies and obama voted for true
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In the homestretch of a presidential race where every minute shift in the economy can translate into potential votes, both campaigns took aim Friday at the Labor Department's estimate that the jobless rate fell below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years.

President Obama's team touted the numbers as a sign the economy is improving. Mitt Romney, along with several economists, expressed deep skepticism about the report.

The data even elicited a conspiracy theory from former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, who tweeted: "Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers."

The Labor Department reported that the rate dipped in September from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent. It was a glimmer of good news for Obama, who's trying to recover from a disappointing debate performance and whose central argument is that the economy is moving in the right direction.

"This morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office," Obama said at a Virginia rally Friday. "It's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. ... We've made too much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place."

But skeptics pointed out that not only is 7.8 percent unemployment hardly a "real recovery," but the report reflected an uptick in part-time jobs and the number of self-employed. Further, they stressed that there appeared to be a huge disconnect between the modest number of new jobs reported and the significant decrease in the unemployment rate.

The Labor Department, based on a broad survey of employers, said 114,000 jobs were added in September.

But the unemployment rate itself is based on a separate "household survey," which showed a whopping 873,000 new jobs in September.

"This must be an anomaly," former Congressional Budget Office director Doug Holtz-Eakin said in a snap analysis of the numbers. "It is out of line with any of the other data.."

Holtz-Eakin noted the household survey is smaller, suggesting it is not as reliable. He called estimate of 873,000 new jobs "implausible."

He said the report was otherwise "solid," but reflected "the economy is merely moving sideways."

Liberal economist Dean Baker, with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, called the September rate drop "almost certainly a statistical fluke."

"It is common to have large monthly changes in the employment numbers that are not consistent with other economic data. For example, employment reportedly rose by 649,000 in November of 2007, the month before the recession began," he said in a statement. "Still, this month's numbers almost certainly indicate that the unemployment rate is moving downward, even if the speed is considerably slower than the latest data indicate."

Romney's campaign quickly pointed out the number of people who have left the workforce has also helped keep the jobless rate down.

"This is not what a real recovery looks like. We created fewer jobs in September than in August, and fewer jobs in August than in July, and we've lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Obama took office," Romney said in a statement. "If not for all the people who have simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11 percent."

The recovery has been tepid, but the president is trying to show that it's at least improving. The Labor Department report showed the economy created 86,000 more jobs in July and August than first estimated. Wages rose in September and more people started looking for work.

The revisions also show employers added 146,000 jobs per month from July through September, up from 67,000 in the previous three months. Still, the 2012 average of 146,000 jobs per month remains lower than last year's average of 153,000 jobs per month.

The monthly numbers are subject to change. Voters will see one final jobless report on Nov. 2, just days before the election.



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It hasn't dropped below 25% yet... wtf
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It hasn't dropped below 25% yet... wtf
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I wonder how many of the unemployed that factor into the unemployment rate actually had there benefits run out instead of finding work?
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86 government spies and obama voted for true
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Lol!!!
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NOW we know it was BULLSHIT!!


Thread: UNEMPLOYMENT UPDATE - "Number of people filing for initial jobless claims surges 46,000 to 388,000 in latest week, U.S. government says." --
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The Labor Department says the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell slightly to 365,500, a level consistent with modest hiring.

Last week, California reported a large drop in applications, pushing down the overall figure to the lowest since February 2008.

This week, it reported a significant increase as it processed applications delayed from the previous week. (Read More: Why Jobless Claims May Not Be as Good as Market Thinks)