Skip to comments.Jobless claims sharply higher
Posted on 09/13/2012 5:54:15 AM PDT by kcvl
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The number of people filing for their first week of unemployment benefits rose to the worst reading since July, the government said Thursday, in another sign of a weakness in the jobs market.
The Labor Department said 382,000 people filed first-time jobless claims in the week ended Sept. 8. That was sharply higher than the forecast of 369,000 people seeking help from economists surveyed by Briefing.com, as well as the previous week's reading of 367,000.
It was the greatest number of people losing their jobs since 388,000 filed for help in the week ending July 14. About 3.3 million received their second week or more of unemployment benefits during the week, although that ticked down by 49,000 in the most recent reading.
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But the unemployment went down to 8.1% last week so everything is ok. Right?
President’s Schedule - September 13, 2012
No public schedule.
Is there anyone left who actually still takes these Thursday reports seriously?
So obamma got the numbers he wanted last week. Now things are falling apart again.
This guy is going to lose.
I think it’s not even a question now. It’s all a matter as to which date the first media whore cracks when they realize they can no longer keep up the facade.
Ah Ah Ah Ch Ch *BULLCARP* Ch OO OO OO! Whew. Sniff.
The ‘week ending September 8’ was a short week due to Labor Day Monday. Holiday week reports typically result in a somewhat lower number than non-holiday weeks.
Thus, the 382,000 is a significant jump from the previous [Dem Convention week ... hmmmmmmm] report of 367,000. It could signal an even higher number for the coming weeks.
Per the DOL website:
FL, NC, GA, PR had a Decrease of over 1,000...so it certainly didn’t hurt Florida or Puerto Rico. And to make Bloomberg’s claim even more ridiculous, it states that Puerto Rico’s DECREASE was BECAUSE of office closures due to Isaac. They had less claims, because the office wasn’t open all week!
The states with the largest Increase: Storm ravaged PA and NV.
They really are just making stuff up now.
Unixp...(hic) Unexspect..(hic) Unexshpec....(hic)
If we were using the same numbers that we used 4 years ago, unemployment would be 11%.
Last month more people went on food stamps than got new jobs...again.
That almost never happens. /s
By every objective measure this administration has been a disaster and no amount of spin nor the best efforts of the media can change that fact. I think since Obama is always comparing “Bush’s” recession to the great depression then we should measure unemployment the exact same way they did then. It wouldn’t be 8.1 percent. I truly think that they are trying to fudge the number down to 7.9 before the election so they can say the stimulus worked.
“So obamma got the numbers he wanted last week. Now things are falling apart again.”
With Hussein’s Arab Trifecta this week, who will notice or care?
No public schedule.
Of course not, the Simp with a Pimp is on a campaign trip.
HP is axing another 2,000.
Why are we even bothering with any of this? It is 2004 all over again.
1. Obama already has 247 Electoral Votes.
2. Romney has 29.
3. Obama needs only Ohio to hold the throne.
4. Mitt needs to run the table.
End of story.
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