At the rate the Census Bureau is creating jobs, it may singlehandedly wipe out unemployment. Of course, the whole damn thing is as phony as Obama’s birth certificate, but phony seems to trump reality in Washington, DC these days.
The New York Post recounts the phony job count:
Last week, one of the millions of workers hired by Census 2010 to parade around the country counting Americans blew the whistle on some statistical tricks.
The worker, Naomi Cohn, told The Post that she was hired and fired a number of times by Census. Each time she was hired back, it seems, Census was able to report the creation of a new job to the Labor Department. . . .
Each month Census gives Labor a figure on the number of workers it has hired. That figure goes into the closely followed monthly employment report Labor provides. For the past two months the hiring by Census has made up a good portion of the new jobs.
Labor doesn’t check the Census hiring figure or whether the jobs are actually new or recycled. It considers a new job to have been created if someone is hired to work at least one hour a month.
One hour! A month! So, if a worker is terminated after only one hour and another is hired in her place, then a second new job can apparently be reported to Labor.
Do you ever feeling that we’re living in some sort of strange, alternate universe?
Source: New York Post