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Darrell Issa Wrote To Census Requesting Info On Alleged Fabricated Jobless Data

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is demanding answers from the director of the Census Bureau after a news outlet reported that a bureau employee fabricated data for a jobs report that showed a significant drop in unemployment under President Obama just a month from Election Day 2012.

Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., wrote Tuesday to Census Bureau Director John Thompson calling the allegations in the New York Post "shocking." Issa requested information about Julius Buckmon, the employee the Post said fabricated data after being unable to reach the people who had the information he needed...

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White House Blames Government Shutdown For Unimpressive Jobs Report

The White House on Tuesday put a finer point on how the government shutdown and threat of default harmed the U.S. economy, saying it shaved 0.25% off economic growth for the fourth quarter and, so far, has resulted in 120,000 fewer jobs being created. Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said the shutdown and threat of default lowered sales, steel production and the number of mortgage applications filed. He said the council look at a variety of data, including consumer confidence surveys, sales growth figures and claims for unemployment insurance, to arrive at their number...

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