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11/19/2013 (2 years ago)

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As such, Census 'faked' 2012 election jobs report while Obama was in office

Census employee Julius Buckmon has come forward to say that he was ordered to fake employment reports while President Obama was in office. According to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post, Buckmon says he was ordered to manipulate information by higher-ups at Census.

Under contract from the Labor Department, the Census Bureau conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.

Under contract from the Labor Department, the Census Bureau conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

11/19/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Census, Julius Buckmon, inflating figures, job rates

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Unemployment "officially" rates fell sharply in the concluding months of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September. A decline from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent were reported in September/ Buckmon now disputes this.

Two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, one of the most closely watched measures of the economy. The deception went beyond a single employee. The figures were escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

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"He's not the only one," one source speaking on the condition of anonymity says. The source is now saying that they will be willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.

Labor requires Census to achieve a 90 percent success rate on its interviews. The Census needed to reach 9 out of 10 households targeted and to report back on their jobs status.

Of the six regions from which Census surveys are conducted, the New York and Philadelphia regions have reportedly come up short of the 90 percent. Philadelphia allegedly filled the gap with fake interviews.

"It was a phone conversation - I forget the exact words - but it was, 'Go ahead and fabricate it' to make it what it was," Buckmon says.

Under contract from the Labor Department, the Census Bureau conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.

Interviews with some 60,000 household go into each month's jobless number, which currently stands at 7.3 percent. Considered a scientific poll, each one of the households interviewed represents 5,000 homes in the U.S.

A "can-do" kind of employee, Buckmon says he conducted three times as many household interviews as his peers, according to one source.

Creating people out of thin air and giving them jobs may have very well could have lowered the jobless rate. He also says he filled out surveys for people he couldn't reach by phone or who didn't answer their doors.

He was never told how to answer the questions about whether these nonexistent people were employed or not, looking for work, or have given up, Buckmon says.

Census never publicly disclosed the falsification. Nor did it inform Labor that its data was tainted. "Yes, absolutely they should have told us," a Labor spokesman says. "It would be normal procedure to notify us if there is a problem with data collection."

Census appears to have looked into only a handful of instances of falsification by Buckmon, although more than a dozen instances were reported.

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