I QUESTION THE TIMING: “The unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low of 4.4 percent in October as employers added 92,000 new jobs flashing a picture of a strong labor market as the midterm elections draw near.”
UPDATE: Reader Ron T. emails: “I mailed you this afternoon to inform you that the Labor Department’s release of the October statistics at 9 AM today was standard procedure. I am surprised to visit your site nine hours later and see that your “suspicious timing” line remains in place. It concerns me that the author of a high profile blog wouldn’t make a phone call to confirm or disprove his suspicions over a very routine event.”
I missed the earlier email . . . but this post was entirely tongue-in-cheek, which I thought was obvious. But, just in case it wasn’t to everybody, well, now it is . . . .