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Republican leaders ask attorney general to investigate changes in jobs report

The Republican leaders of the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates have asked Democratic Attorney General Doug Gansler to investigate the upbeat changes made to the analysis of an July jobs report posted on the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s website in August.

The changes in the online posting switched from a downbeat assessment of the July jobs numbers — showing an increase of 500 jobs, but 1,300 new unemployment claims — to a more optimistic one in line with Gov. Martin O’Malley’s emphasis on how many jobs have been created.

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