Non-shocker of the day: September jobs data revised by half


Revisions to the way payroll data firm ADP counts private sector job creation have resulted in a sharp drop in the September employment count.

The firm recently has entered into a partnership with Moody’s Analytics that will change the way the private payroll count is calculated.ADP’s new calculations put the monthly job creation at just 88,200, down from the 162,000 the firm originally reported earlier this month.

The new private payroll count now is actually under Labor’s September job creation household survey net total of 114,000, 104,000 of which came from the private sector.

Question of the day:

The new jobs report is scheduled to be released on Friday, four days before Election Day.

  • ImASassyBlonde

    And the new job report will be bogus and inflated as well. Then after the election, it will be revised and be worse than this one. It’s all a political game. Just like not counting the people who have dropped out of the job hunt.

  • Leroy Whitby

    Weren’t they making fun of people that said the number was bogus and political?

    • Mike Simpson

      Paging Jack Welch … Mr. Welch, please pick up the white courtesy phone for a message …

    • Rob Tisinai

      This revision is not about the number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that had so many conservative clutching their pearls. This is a different number altogether, and the BLS number has neither been revised nor shown to be wrong.

      • Leroy Whitby

        Every government issued job, unemployment and inflation stat is always wrong and conveniently helpful to whatever Obama’s immediate political needs are. The conservatives spoke out about the unemployment and the jobs report numbers. Rightly so: both were bogus and political.

        • Rob Tisinai

          I look forward to seeing your evidence.

  • Edsel Janovsky

    Bet they won’t release it til after election!

  • afvet4america

    Just give me one logical reason why any of us would believe any new reports at this point?

    • @UVAFAN

      Only if you’re drinking the kool aid or want freebies!

  • Randal Redder

    So… 44 straight months of unemployment above 8%?

    • reving19

      That is what I’m wondering…what is the official percentage now?

      • Randal Redder

        This really isn’t a revision – it’s an entirely different report (supposedly more accurate). Since the monthly BLS numbers are all over the map, then revised, I think this new report looks legitimate in comparison.

    • Hank Pannell

      Add at least another 4% to that and it will be close!!!

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    This is going to upset DaphodilTimes & StinkyBird.

    They kept telling people claiming the numbers were silly that it was all tinhatism.

  • nc

    Why do they even bother? These numbers have been corrupted to the point where no one takes them seriously anyway.

  • FDavis847

    This revision is a strong indicator that the BLS report was way inflated also…BUT keep in mind that this is ADP, not the official federal number…Still, the set of BLS numbers truly felt way, way too high…

    • Rob Tisinai

      “This revision is a strong indicator that the BLS report was way inflated also”

      How so?

  • teapartydoc

    So much fudge and no one to eat it.

  • Rashied Rushing

    Can you smeeeeell, what (Ba)rack, is, cookin?

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Oopsie! I guess Bain just bought up ADP or something, right, loyal class warriors? FORWARD!!!

  • lillymckim

    We can’t trust our media to tell us the truth.
    We can’t trust the President to tell us the truth.
    We can’t trust the unemployment numbers to be factual.
    We can’t trust that voters are legal to do so?

    I feel like I went to sleep 4 very long years ago and woke up behind the Iron Curtain surrounded by Red Diaper Babies.

    This nightmare must stop. Vote accordingly

  • richard40

    I have a question. How come all of these after the fact revisions always seem to make the previous report less favorable to Obama, after he was able to brag about that now erroneous report, and after the revision is buried on page 15 of the news, when the favorable report is always on the front page. When errors go both ways, they are normally honest. When they all go the same way, they are no longer errors, but systemic bias.