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Old 11-18-2013, 10:58 PM  
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Claim: Census faked 2012 pre-election Jobs report

Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report
By John Crudele

November 18, 2013 | 8:06pm


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.

“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.
The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.

Ironically, it was Labor’s demanding standards that left the door open to manipulation.

Labor requires Census to achieve a 90 percent success rate on its interviews — meaning it needed to reach 9 out of 10 households targeted and report back on their jobs status.

Census currently has six regions from which surveys are conducted. The New York and Philadelphia regions, I’m told, had been coming up short of the 90 percent.

Philadelphia filled the gap with fake interviews.

“It was a phone conversation — I forget the exact words — but it was, ‘Go ahead and fabricate it’ to make it what it was,” Buckmon told me.
Census, under contract from the Labor Department, conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.

Interviews with some 60,000 household go into each month’s jobless number, which currently stands at 7.3 percent. Since this is considered a scientific poll, each one of the households interviewed represents 5,000 homes in the US.

Buckmon, it turns out, was a very ambitious employee. He conducted three times as many household interviews as his peers, my source said.

By making up survey results — and, essentially, creating people out of thin air and giving them jobs — Buckmon’s actions could have lowered the jobless rate.

Buckmon said he filled out surveys for people he couldn’t reach by phone or who didn’t answer their doors.

But, Buckmon says, he was never told how to answer the questions about whether these nonexistent people were employed or not, looking for work, or have given up.

But people who know how the survey works say that simply by creating people and filling out surveys in their name would boost the number of folks reported as employed.

Census never publicly disclosed the falsification. Nor did it inform Labor that its data was tainted.

“Yes, absolutely they should have told us,” said a Labor spokesman. “It would be normal procedure to notify us if there is a problem with data collection.”
Census appears to have looked into only a handful of instances of falsification by Buckmon, although more than a dozen instances were reported, according to internal documents.

In one document from the probe, Program Coordinator Joal Crosby was ask in 2010, “Why was the suspected … possible data falsification on all (underscored) other survey work for which data falsification was suspected not investigated by the region?”

On one document seen by The Post, Crosby hand-wrote the answer: “Unable to determine why an investigation was not done for CPS,” or the Current Population Survey — the official name for the unemployment report.
With regard to the Consumer Expenditure survey, only four instances of falsification were looked into, while 14 were reported.

I’ve been suspicious of the Census Bureau for a long time.

During the 2010 Census report — an enormous and costly survey of the entire country that goes on for a full year — I suspected (and wrote in a number of columns) that Census was inexplicably hiring and firing temporary workers.
I suspected that this turnover of employees was being done purposely to boost the number of new jobs being report each month. (The Labor Department does not use the Census Bureau for its other monthly survey of new jobs — commonly referred to as the Establishment Survey.)

Last week I offered to give all the information I have, including names, dates and charges to Labor’s inspector general.

I’m waiting to hear back from Labor.

I hope the next stop will be Congress, since manipulation of data like this not only gives voters the wrong impression of the economy but also leads
lawmakers, the Federal Reserve and companies to make uninformed decisions.
To cite just one instance, the Fed is targeting the curtailment of its so-called quantitative easing money-printing/bond-buying fiasco to the unemployment rate for which Census provided the false information.

So falsifying this would, in essence, have dire consequences for the country.


http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/census-...n-jobs-report/
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #31
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This has nothing to do with the president.
Nope! A fish stinks from the head. When we have unethical leadership at the top it colors an entire organization or, as in this case, administration on down.

Business articles on executive leadership mention this as well.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #32
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This has nothing to do with the president.
With a statement like that, you have to be so blind, that you couldn't find your ass in the dark, with both hands, and a flashlight. Let's get some shit straight here. The Benghazi scandal was blamed on a youtube video, which turned out to be a huge lie. Obama promised with the ACA, that if we liked our plan we could keep it, and that was a lie many times over. Those two don't even begin to scratch the surface of all the lies from Obama, and his puppet regime in DC, so I'll list a few more. Candy "Fatass" Crowley helping your dear socialist leader in the debates, the IRS targeting conservative groups, Fast & Furious, not to mention the taking of AP reporters phone records. All of these were done for one reason, and that was to keep the dumbocrats in power, and you still think Obummer didn't know about any of it? Now you are lying through your teeth, and we can all see it.

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Old 11-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #33
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http://www.businessinsider.com/repor...-faked-2013-11

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John Crudele at The New York Post is out with an explosive piece titled: Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report.

It alleges that workers conducting the Household Survey (the survey from which the Unemployment Rate is derived) fabricated phony responses at the behest of their supervisors. The article also hints in the title and in the opening paragraphs that this is connected to the jobs reports right before the 2012 election, including the infamous September jobs report, when the unemployment rate fell from 8.1% to 7.8%, prompting Jack Welch to make his well-known "Chicago Guys" comment.

The issue of data quality is an important one, and the extent to which people are fabricating survey responses is something that needs to be addressed and corrected.

But here are a few issues with the report.
1. The meat of the article doesn't actually say what the title and introduction claim it says. The alleged fakery was not a pre-2012 thing, but rather something that had been an issue for years.

In one document from the probe, Program Coordinator Joal Crosby was ask in 2010, “Why was the suspected … possible data falsification on all (underscored) other survey work for which data falsification was suspected not investigated by the region?”

2. The article also does not say that there was a conspiracy to depress the stated unemployment rate. The guy at the center of the story says there was pressure to produce responses (in order to hit the target for the number of households they surveyed) but that there was no pressure on how to report them:

But, Buckmon says, he was never told how to answer the questions about whether these nonexistent people were employed or not, looking for work, or have given up.

3. While it's true that at the time the September Jobs Report looked very weird, in retrospect that drop-off in the unemployment rate looks totally on-trend.


4. Also, the article states that the problem was focused on one region.
Census currently has six regions from which surveys are conducted. The New York and Philadelphia regions, I’m told, had been coming up short of the 90 percent.

Philadelphia filled the gap with fake interviews.

One main problem with this, however, is that the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania barely dipped in September. (via Corey Bowers)



As for New York, it also saw a normal-looking decline in September.


So bottom line, there are some issues with the article itself (the meat doesn't match the explosive headline) and the data also doesn't quite line up. But we're still looking into it, and are eager to hear what the Department of Labor and the Census Department are saying.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/repor...#ixzz2l8M8muet
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #35
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So bottom line, there are some issues with the article itself (the meat doesn't match the explosive headline) and the data also doesn't quite line up. But we're still looking into it, and are eager to hear what the Department of Labor and the Census Department are saying.
You realize they are being contradictive in that last paragraph don't you? Yeah, they see problems with the article and problems with the numbers, but yet their investigation isn't done yet. Just a bunch of nothing really. You are such a tool,

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You realize they are being contradictive in that last paragraph don't you? Yeah, they see problems with the article and problems with the numbers, but yet their investigation isn't done yet. Just a bunch of nothing really. You are such a tool,

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Oh that's right, everyone is so dumb compared to you. Is their investigation complete in this article? Answer the question and not your silly childish bullshit either.

Idiot.



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Are we having a deflection episode again, or still? This fits you, and your kind so well, with all of you trying to cover up for the libturd in chief's lies.

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Are we having a deflection episode again, or still? This fits you, and your kind so well, with all of you trying to cover up for the libturd in chief's lies.
It does appear you are deflecting. And ignoring the facts that contradict the assertion of a faked 2012 pre-election jobs report.
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