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CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The controversy over whether President Obama is cooking the books on the monthly jobless/unemployment numbers introduced; details given about how the BLS gathers the data for unemployment and jobs numbers. [OBAMA - says the news should be encouraging.] [Mitt ROMNEY - explains why the unemployment numbers have come down.] Tweets about the jobs numbers from former GE CEO Jack Welch, Representative Alan West, Laura Ingraham, Conn Carroll and Eric Erickson quoted. [Labor Secretary Hilda SOLIS†- defends the BLS.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Welch about the jobs numbers. [WELCH - says people quit looking for work so the numbers make assumptions in the sampling; states the numbers don't seem right because the economy is not growing; keeps questioning the numbers.] [CNN's business correspondent Ali VELSHI - speaks about Welch being right about questioning the methodology for unemployment/jobs numbers; questions Welch's accusations that Obama is cooking the books.]

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