Real Unemployment in March 2011 was 22.0 Percent, Not 8.8 Percent –

How the Obama Administration Lies with Unemployment Statistics

April 11, 2011

By Jerome R. Corsi

The real unemployment rate may be 22.0% for March 2011, not the 8.8 percent reported, according to economist John Williams, author of http://www.shadowstats.com/ the “Shadow Government Statistics” website, who has argued for years that the federal government manipulates the reporting of economic data for political purposes.

In the BLS news release Friday, April 1, 2011, http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm the unemployment rate was reported to have fallen 0.1 percent to 8.8 percent in March 2011, although that is the “seasonally adjusted number.”

According to BLS Table A15, the “not seasonally adjusted” unemployment number for March 2011 was 9.2 percent.

Separately, Gallup disagreed with the BLS, reporting last week that unemployment was 10.0% in March, down from 10.2 percent in mid-March, and 10.3 percent at the end of February, as seen in the following chart:

via Real Unemployment in March 2011 was 22.0 Percent, Not 8.8 Percent –.

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