Fake Jobs Created


With the unemployment rate nearly double what it was for much of George Bush’s term in office, it looks like the Obama Administration may be desperate to “enhance” their numbers just a little bit.

There are allegations that some workers hired for the 2010 census season have been hired and fired multiple times in order to pad the Administration’s “jobs created” number. Other workers have allegedly been hired and then assigned very little work, according to census worker Naomi Cohn:

It seems to me that the Census Bureau is hiring way more people than needed — while at the same time doling out only a few half days of work to many employees —perhaps to put a shine on the number of new jobs created

This is the first I’ve heard of this and, at this point, it’s only an allegation but it fits with the federal government’s pattern of fudging numbers, something they’ve been very good at for a long time now. I’m interested in hearing more and would love to see if anyone’s heard of this being reported in the mainstream press.

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