You really can’t make this stuff up! But then, the economy is so bad, you have to grasp at whatever you can find to try and make it look better:
USA TODAY: The White House is really getting specific when it comes to the unemployment rate.
Rather than 8.3% — the rounded-up figure — Obama economic adviser Alan Krueger writes on the White House website that the real jobless rate is 8.254%.
“The household survey showed that the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3% in July (or, more precisely, the rate rose from 8.217% in June to 8.254% in July),” wrote Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. . . . Read More