Manipulate this! (Payroll report edition)
With the new jobs reports, people like Jack Welch are accusing the BLS of manipulating the jobs report.
Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers—
Jack Welch (@jack_welch) October 05, 2012
However, even if it were possible to manipulate 1 month of a jobs report, it would be impossible to manipulate the trend below of falling government employment and rising private sector employment.