According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics the US unemployment rate for February was down to 8.9% and 220,000 new jobs were added inthe private sector. Construction and manufactoring both added 33,000 jobs. Retail trade employment dropped by 8,100. The report also showed a trim in government payrolls of 30,000.
All this news would suggest that the economy is turning around, right? Do you realize that the 8.9% unemployment rate is a "seasonally adjusted number"? How does that affect the bottom line?
The real U.S. unemployment rate may be 22.1 percent for February, not the 8.9 percent reported by the government, according to economist John Williams, author of the "Shadow Government Statistics" website, who has argued for years that the federal government manipulates the reporting of economic data for political purposes.
Read the following article YIKES! REAL JOBLESS NUMBERS From Jerome Corsi's redalert.wnd dot com and formulate your own argument for honesty and transparency ingovernment.