Labor Secretary: Questioning Jobs Numbers "Ludicrous"

Insists the books weren't cooked


Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said it's 'ludicrous' to suggest that the Bureau of Labor Statistics manipulated jobs numbers for political ends.

"You know, I'm insulted when I hear that because we have a very professional civil service organization where you have top, top economists that work at the BLS," she said on CNBC Friday. "They've been doing these calculations. These are these are our best trained and best skilled individual that have been working in the BLS. It's really ludicrous to hear that kind of statement."