Good Morning America‘s Josh Elliott on Friday reported incorrect jobs numbers, touting stats more favorable to Barack Obama and less reflective of the dismal facts. In the 8am hour, news reader Elliott insisted that “new figures show” an unemployment rate “sitting” at 8.1 percent for May with 158,000 new jobs created. [MP3 audio here.] In fact, unemployment rose to 8.2 percent and only 69,000 jobs were created.
The 158k number was instead a projection made by “economists”, according to the Washington Post.