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Jack Welch Tweet: Jobs Numbers an Obama Conspiracy?

This morning, the U.S. Labor Dept. reported that the economy added 114,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, the lowest level since 2009. Immediately following the report, a @Jack_Welch tweet unleashed a fury on Twitter.


  1. It started with this.
  2. Reaction to the former GE CEO's tweet came in from all sides on @Twitter.
  3. And of course, plenty of sarcasm and humor to go around.
  4. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis addressed the conspiracy theory in a live interview on @CNBC.
  5. Defenders of the BLS data took to Twitter.
  6. Some on Twitter highlighted the fact that the @Jack_Welch conspiracy theory actually began LAST night.