Trump Administration Asks States To Bury Unemployment Claim Figures

The Trump administration’s Labor Department sent an email to state officials this week asking them to report new unemployment claims only in “generalities” to avoid spooking financial markets, The New York Times reported. The email on Wednesday asked state labor authorities to only “provide information using generalities to describe claims levels (very high, large increase)”…

Trump Administration Asks States To Bury Unemployment Claim Figures

The Trump administration’s Labor Department sent an email to state officials this week asking them to report new unemployment claims only in “generalities” to avoid spooking financial markets, The New York Times reported.
The email on Wednesday asked state labor authorities to only “provide information using generalities to describe claims levels (very high, large increase)” until the Labor Department releases the total number of national claims next Thursday.
 “States should not provide numeric values to the public,” Gay Gilbert, the a
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