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  •  while 114,000 is merely respectable august jobs (4+ / 0-)
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    report was recalculated to be up 146,000 from the original 96,000.....nice, nice, very nice, so many people in the same device.

    •  The initial jobs numbers (1+ / 0-)
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      are worthless IMO.  They are not much better than a number that I pull out of my ass.

      My guess is that the economy actually gained more than 200K jobs last month.  Too bad we won't see that in these numbers.  But one of the Dem surrogates should state this idea outright.

      WI-8 independent. Very reluctantly for Obama but support Tammy Baldwin with a bit more enthusiasm. Strongly opposed recall of Gov. Walker.

      by WiscIndy on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 07:13:29 AM PDT

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      •  They're more reliable than you say, but... (0+ / 0-)

        ...yes they are always revised, I don't know if there's ever been an initial number that wasn't revised in ensuing months.  The margin of error is +/-100K.

        I don't think any Dem surrogate should speculate on what later revisions will say about September.  Just emphasize margin of error and that it will be revised, that combined with revisions for previous months we're talking about 200K total, and the other data is all positive.

        44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 07:49:10 AM PDT

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