That’s why people who understand data and surveys look skeptically at the result of the household survey. It doesn’t mean a conspiracy is in place; it does strongly suggest that this month’s sample of 60,000 households threw an outlier, especially when compared with the establishment survey and other economic data. If so, it will likely correct itself in the next report. That’s not “trutherism” or denial, but straightforward data analysis.
Update: Just to remind everyone, the next report comes out before the election — the Friday before, actually. And if the BLS wanted to cook the numbers, I’m pretty sure they’d have cooked the establishment survey, too, to show more than +114K.
The next survey comes out three days before election day. At that point it’s too late to make much of a difference to the outcome. If you’re going to try to influence this election, the current release is the one you have to use to do it with.