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Carney: NY Post Report On Faked 2012 Jobs Numbers 'Misleading'

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An anonymous, "knowledgable source" told the New York Post on Monday that an employee at the Census Bureau manipulated data for a jobs report that ultimately led to a lower unemployment rate ahead of the 2012 election.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics contacted the Census Bureau about the allegations on Tuesday, and Stephen Barr, a spokesman for the Labor Department, told Bloomberg that the Commerce Department will be investigating the claims made in the New York Post story. 

“We have contacted the Census Bureau about the allegations and we understand that the matter has been referred to the Commerce Department for an investigation,” Barr said.