It is easy to make statistics dance to whatever tune you desire when you control the data and how it is presented. Ie... the fall in the unemployment rate to 8.3% when you fail to include all the people who are actually out of work.
But what cannot be manipulated is how many Americans apply for unemployment benefits, and for the third consecutive week, that number has beaten analyst expectations, and is the longest contiuous stretch since last year.
As a former Soviet dictator once said, it is not about who gets to vote, but who gets to COUNT the votes that matters. So too is the ability of government agencies to obscure the unemployment through false reports, even when they contridict the ones they cannot manipulate.