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U-6 is at 14.7%. BLS is playing games with the numbers to make Obama look good. Notice how none of the lefties are asking why more people piled into the workforce, we only added 114k jobs and the number went *down*.

Different surveys, genius. Household survey and establishment survey are two different items. Per the household survey, the total number employed went up 873K. Labor force increased 418K, total unemployed went down 456K.

This isn't the first time household and establishment surveys have diverged in any given month. Back during the Bush Jr. administration, people on the Right kept arguing that the household survey was better than the establishment survey because the household survey numbers were coming in better. (Remember Dick Cheney [IIRC] and "people working from home selling stuff on Ebay"?)

And I love your blanket assertion that BLS is playing with the numbers just to make Obama look good. I swear, you've become the mirror of everything you dislike about the partisans on the left. Congratulations.

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