Report: pre-election unemployment statistics were deliberately faked!

You may remember that statistics were released just before the 2012 election which showed the unemployment rate, after remaining above eight percent during the entire Obama administration, suddenly and inexplicably dropping from 8.1% in August to 7.8% in September. Numerous economists and other experts said that the numbers simply didn't add up and couldn't possibly be accurate. Nevertheless, they were seen at the time as a major plus for the President which helped reverse a decline in the polls and may well have played a key role in his re-election.

Well, John Cruddle of the New York Post is reporting that the Census Bureau, which provided the statistics, knew at the time that they had been faked to make President Obama look good.

My comments at the time can be found here.

HT: Drudge