Skip to comments.Jobless claims leap 78,000 to 439,000; storm cited [actual headline]
Posted on 11/15/2012 5:42:54 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy sent U.S. jobless claims soaring by 78,000 in the week ended Nov. 10 to an 18-month high of 439,000, according to the latest government figures. A Labor Department official on Thursday said claims surged in the eastern parts of the country that laid in the path of the storm....
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OK, yes, there may have been some effect as a result of the storm, but 78,000??? Over the PAST week?? Please.
This Communist/Marxist/Socialist world seems to be about to spin out of control. Hope “the folks” are happy.
IOTW: Sandy was great for Barry Benghazi and his commie ‘RATS but disasterous for Americans. Figures. Chrissy Matthews must be thrilled.
Eric Bolling just said this has nothing to do with Sandy. They were lying to protect Obama before the election.
Jobless claims SURGE — Reuters blames Sandy
The BS section of BLS can go on vacation, because they don’t have to manipulate the numbers, now that Obama is safe because of the election.
UE can go to 10% or more and Obama can go to the golf course.
When are the weekly unemployment numbers going to be released?
Broom Hilda Solis is a full blown Communist, drag here A$$ to Capitol Hill and let her try to explain the bogus 8.1 to 7.8 unemployment drop and the artificially low weekly job numbers in the lead up to the election.
So the stock market tanking is due to the fiscal cliff. And the unemployment claims skyrocketing is blamed on Sandy.
Nothing to do with Obama being re-elected.
DEFUND. Prepare. Persevere.
Could be the tsunami in Japan. Or sunspots.
“When are the weekly unemployment numbers going to be released?”
LOL! (even without the stutters...it’s, it’s, it’s...)
That prompted me to post. My head almost popped off.
Maybe Hannity should start the "Days to Collapse" countdown.
I guess it’s Sandy’s fault that the continuing claims rose by 171,000 also. /s
The U-3 percentage.
Or is that a monthly thing?
“In today’s America we have a lot, perhaps even a majority of the population, that can be fooled all of the time.”
In today’s America we have a lot of people motivated by hate, resentment, and entitlement. It’s that simple. If someone campaigned with the specific message that they were going to ‘stick it to those uppity people who live in the suburbs’, they would automatically receive at least 25-30% of the vote, if not more. What does that tell you about where we are as a nation?
Everything is unfolding exactly as the communists planned. Remember they also sat on a 400k monthly jump in food stamps until just after election day. They will stress the system until it collapses, then the final phase of the communist revolution will be ushered in, violently and quickly.
“”They were lying to protect Obama before the election.””
No doubt they’ve been fudging the numbers the whole time -working backwards to achieve the figures to make it look good.
Now they can explain to us how people got out to file unemployment claims in the storm areas when they didn’t have gas for cars or any other mode of transportation out of the area. Nor telephones to file a claim, nor computers to file online if it’s allowed. Unemployment offices were up and running and weren’t affected by the storm? Workers had no problem getting into their jobs at the unemployment offices?
We’re expected to swallow an awful lot from these creeps. It’s really too bad we’re not as dumb as the people who voted to keep this creep in office.
From pulled dup. thread
“Of course, it has nothing to do with the thousands of layoffs that were announced after the election”
There is a week waiting period (or is it two weeks?) for 1st time claims, todays number may not even have the lay-offs factored yet. Next week could get real ugly.
Just as soon as he breaks a major story that will have an impact on the race.
LOLz More affirmative action reporting.
It’s possible that the storm had some impact; it’s also possible all the layoffs after the Obama reelection had an impact.
Two perfect jobless storms.
I doubt they’ll put that in the headlines
People are not fired because of a storm. This is simply the effect of reelecting a Marxist with nothing to lose. Now it’s Obamas job to make people so miserable that they will agree with giving up their rights for relief. The Alinski model...
But-but-but hurricanes create shovel-ready jobs. Oh, that’s right, only for union members.
IMO, that's the flaw in the plan. If they think they can muster a layabout army, they're as stupid as college professors.
We will revert to the state of nature; people freely buying and selling; the free market.
The layabout army will loot until they run into some 2nd Amendment supporters.
And a dollar of food stamps spending generates $1.81 in growth. Got it.
Most of the lay-offs (terminations really as lay-offs imply a return to the same job) that we've been reading about are only PLANNED. It is not until those folks are actually terminated AND finish collecting any severance benefits that they can claim UE benefits.
No kidding, huh? Maybe someone should tell the reporter.
Or maybe the reporter knows. Nah, they would never lie.
Had Bush taken global warming on Sandy would not have happened and we would not be in this fix....Sarc
78,000 new ‘Bama phones being prepared for delivery, and “He gon’ do more!”
Someone help me ... if a government office closes for a storm ... how does that make unemployment go up?
Around here, if the government shuts down for a couple of days we have government employees getting vacation without having to claim it.
When has the government ever laid someone off just because there was no work?
Dang you should be a reporter, even O’Stalin has not blamed this on Bush yet!
I wondered what the number would be if California was reporting it’s numbers BEFORE the election. Guess we’re heading back to the 8’s. Surprise. Surprise.
“Could be the tsunami in Japan. Or sunspots. “
It’s the NHL.
Obama, the new “Hitler” destroying and murdering the USA military & public servants in Libya, destroying the USA economy & jobs....and effectively working to destroy the entire USA!!! IMHO....Obama should be impeached for treason.
“SANDY’S FAULT!” - Barack HUSSEIN Obama (The Mother of all Whiners)
-— When has the government ever laid someone off just because there was no work? ——
They do work?
I guess even Reuters doesn’t go for Broken Window fallacy anymore.
That's monthly. Which, of course, will also be blamed on Sandy in December.
“Prior period adjustment” is a well used phrase in accounting and statistical work. I expect that is the phrase that should actually be used to explaine this sharp inrcrease in unemployment claims, indicating an understatement of claims in prior periods.
An honest mistake, of course.
I call BS on Sandy being responsible. There was a jump in layoffs last week, at least reported layoffs.
Gee, let me think... what else happened last week that might give business owners pause?
Disasters are disastrous; who’da thunk it.