OK I heard on the news this morning it was UP....................
As noted in post#3, this is a numbers game that the MSM is playing.
for an explanation
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week’s claims figure was revised to show 3,000 more new claims than initially reported.
Economists polled by Reuters had expected 360,000 claims last week.
Some fun with numbers...