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Census IG clears "Chicago guys" of juking the stats

Back in 2012, Jack Welch managed to get a conversation going about alleged number-tampering in the jobs report:

The Census Bureau eventually ended up looking into a more specific allegation from New York Post columnist John Crudele that pinpointed the problem in the Philadelphia office of the Census Bureau. Yesterday's the independent Inspector General released a report that, to the surprise of no one sensible, finds no evidence to back the assertions.

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