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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.


New Jobless Claims Drop For 1st Time In Weeks

New requests for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week after rising in the past three weeks.


New Claims For Unemployment Aid Reach 484K

New applications for unemployment insurance rose last week to their highest level