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A Lesson in How to Fudge Charts, Courtesy of Rick Scott's Office

Gov. Rick Scott's office introduced its monthly chart comparing private-sector job gains against government job gains, and it just didn't look right.

Remember, there were 6,900 more government jobs in October than in September, while the number of private-sector jobs increased by 2,600. (That one wasn't in the governor's news release.)

Aside from the governor's office giving his chart a gold star, we noticed a few other things -- like the fact that they apparently tried to fudge the visuals of the chart.

Here's the chart (click on it for the full-sized view):


A Lesson in How to Fudge Charts, Courtesy of Rick Scott's Office



In case you don't see the problem there, the governor's office is apparently still trying to pretend the government jobs gain never happened, as -16,900 and -11,100 are at nearly the same exact spot (again, click on it for the full-sized view):

A Lesson in How to Fudge Charts, Courtesy of Rick Scott's Office



Here's a more accurate view of how it would look without the pretend like the government jobs never happened angle:

A Lesson in How to Fudge Charts, Courtesy of Rick Scott's Office



Actually, it'd probably look more like this:

A Lesson in How to Fudge Charts, Courtesy of Rick Scott's Office

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