September's jobs numbers were surprisingly good, as unemployment dropped to a 44-month low — but some have characterized the low unemployment rate as "pure fraud," a result of massive numbers of Americans simply dropping out of the labor force.
Now we can count MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell among the jobs numbers skeptics — though she didn't sound as if she was happy to admit it.
“I’m not echoing [Republican National Committee chair] Reince Priebus, because he is obviously partisan and that’s his job,” Mitchell said on "Meet the Press" Sunday.
Then she went ahead and basically echoed Priebus.
“If you look at the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Financial Times, all the reporting on the jobs data from Friday reported that participation rate is at historic lows, decade lows," Mitchell noted. "59% are involved in the labor force. That’s just not a sustainable recovery.”
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