Numbers are not supposed to lie and, generally, they do not.
A certain alleged-administration wishes that the numbers of the American economy would lie and say that things are improving, but you do no get everything that you wish for.
Every quarter the economic numbers come and for the last several quarters, they have been flat or even dropping.
The alleged-administration numbers are way off beause they refuse to count the people who have given up on even looking for a job.
One has to accept all of the numbers and not just the ones that you like.