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A confused man (Credit: Thinkstock) BLS attributed the drop from April to employers generating 2.5 million jobs in May as some states gave the green light for limited economic activity. (Image: Thinkstock)

There was quite a Friday surprise from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which said the unemployment rate dropped from 14.7% in April to 13.3% in May. 

But economists have called that figure into question for a variety of reasons — not the least of which was a “misclassification error” by the BLS itself.

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