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Friday, 5 October 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough repeatedly questioned the methodology of the unemployment rate during Friday's show following the announcement that the rate had dropped from 8.1 to 7.8 percent.

Scarborough was part of a broader trend of conservatives questioning the jobs figures. In the show's final half hour, devoted primarily to the jobs report, he said the number "doesn't make sense," is "confusing" and suggested that the .3 percent drop - following the addition of 114,000 jobs - is a "mixed bag" for the White House.
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