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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.

11/16/2012

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.

08/26/2010

New Claims For Unemployment Aid Reach 484K

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

08/12/2010