In advance of this week’s unemployment report … Gallup up to 9.2%

In case you missed it this weekend, Gallup’s daily tracking report put unemployment at 9.2%up from 8.3% in mid-January.

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The BLS report this Friday will be vey interesting.  Even with more book-cooking via changed methodologies, sample changes, and seasonal adjustments — it’ll be hard to put lipstick on this pig

My prediction: the BLS rate will go from 8.3% to 8.5% …. with a lot smoke re: seasonal adjustments … but  nothing would surprise me now that the bean counters have been politicized.

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