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Commerce Dept.: 2012 Jobs Data Legit

On Thursday, the Commerce Department said it found no evidence to support claims that monthly reports on the unemployment rate were manipulated in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. The agency’s inspector general launched the investigation in November 2013 after the New York Post alleged that the data was faked to help President Obama (the rate dropped to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percen)t. The story claimed the Census Bureau caught an employee faking data in 2010, and that the practice was widespread. The inspector general said it “exhaustively investigated these allegations and found them to be unsubstantiated.”