Trump supporters constantly throw out the current low unemployment rate as proof that Donald Trump is doing a great job.
But back when he was running for President, Trump accused the Obama administration of putting out a fake unemployment rate in order to improve its image. So that’s a thing that Trump believes happens. Trump has also gone on record numerous times with his belief that things reported in the news are faked. And he has frequently made false claims about the size of things like illegal voters and how many people attend his rallies. And he’s surrounded himself with people who have shown a willingness to do whatever is needed to advance Trump.
So when the Trump administration reports that the unemployment rate is 3.7% and 134,000 new jobs were created, is there any independent way to verify those numbers? Or are we just supposed to trust that the Trump administration is reporting accurate numbers because of their personal integrity? Is there any way you can check and tell whether the national unemployment rate is 3.7% or 7.3%?