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The New York Times reports this morning that the Bush administration is looking at a new way to improve the nation's job numbers, especially in the manufacturing sector where statistics have not been looking good.

According to the new Economic Report of the President, just sent to Congress, it has been suggested that fast food restaurant jobs aren't actually service jobs, but in fact are manufacturing jobs - because the employee is assembling the burger.

According to the NYT, N. Gregory Mankiw, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, says that properly classifying such workers is "an important consideration" in setting economic policy.
KC's View:
Isn't Mankiw the same guy who got in trouble last week for suggesting that outsourcing of jobs to other countries is good for the economy?