Skip to comments.Superstorm boosts jobless claims, hits factories
Posted on 11/15/2012 9:31:27 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
(Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy drove a surge in new claims for U.S. jobless benefits last week and weighed on factory activity in November, providing early signs of how heavily the storm could hit the U.S. economy in the fourth quarter.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 78,000 to a seasonally adjusted 439,000, the highest level since April 2011, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
It was the biggest one-week jump since the spike caused by Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.
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ALL those companies in post 10 were headquartered in lower Manhatten!
Cummins 1500 13380 Automotive
headquartered in lower Manhatten
Don’t sound right.
Cummins laid off 1500
The running total on alphabetized the list at that point is 13380.
Cummins is in the engine mfg business, if describing that as part of the automotive sector offends you, suggest a better category.
I think you needed a </sarcasm> tag...
Cummins is based in NY?.
I know...shoulda had one.
“So Sandy caused claims to jump in PA and OH which were the two states reporting the biggest increases in claims?
Sandy had nothing to do with this increase. The fairytale numbers reported before the election are the true reason of this huge jump.”
Regretfully, I must remind you that you are not qualified to employ logic, reasoning or even basic reading comprehension. There are far more qualified people than you to employ these skills in both the government and the official government media outlets. This will be your only warning. Should you question such things again we will be forced to re-educate you, for your own good and the good of the people.
Now, please restate your provacative comments as such: The storm named Sandy caused the unexpected increase in jobless claims in PA and OH. Dear Leader will take the necessary action required to help the poor, homeless (and now jobless) victims of Sandy in OH and non-coastal PA.
P.S. We are watching you.
Did post #24 clear that up?
Four years of “Bush’s fault”, followed by four years of “Sandy’s fault”, with a brief intermission for “YouTube’s fault”. If Obama is not responsible for anything that has happened since he seized power, and he was not informed of anything that happened (whether an attack on our embassies, or an investigation of our CIA director), exactly how did he earn a Nobel Prize and re-election?
Color me shocked! I did not realize there were so many factories in the beach towns of NY and NJ!