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Branstad’s ‘Fuzzy Math’ Uncovered: Deceptive Statistics Promoted by Administration Deserve Scrutiny

posted Feb 22, 2013, 8:38 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 25, 2013, 8:55 PM ]
 |  | 10 Jan 2013 — 04:12 PM | 
Terry Branstad is engaging in a deceptive campaign to inflate Iowa job growth numbers. Progress Iowa, which claims 2,000 members statewide, said a fabricated statistic, labeled “gross over-the-month employment gains,” has been added to a spreadsheet produced by Iowa Workforce Development, beginning in February 2011. The newly created category is not recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.