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U.S. jobless claims remain near 5-year low
Marketwatch ^ | 3/21/13 | Jeffry Bartash

Posted on 03/22/2013 1:32:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The number of Americans who applied last week for new unemployment benefits rose slightly but clung near a five-year low, another indication that fewer people are losing their jobs.

Initial jobless claims rose by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000 in the week ended March 16, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch forecast expected claims to rise to 340,000 from a revised 334,000 in the prior week.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; devastation; economy; jobs
The "new normal" under the anti-capitalist clown.

These same journalists, or their ilk, under Bush, were writing about the TERRIBLE economy and high gas prices when jobless claims were lower and fuel was cheaper.

Got bias?

1 posted on 03/22/2013 1:32:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

A boat is no longer sinking once it reaches the bottom.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 2:11:32 AM PDT by kik5150
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To: SoFloFreeper
The media lies

Only “jobs” are government jobs in which people do nothing .

50 million people on food stamps

record numbers on disability

as government grows our freedoms disappear one by one, and our opportunity to make money lessens. America used to be the land of opportunity and a jobs machine, now it is becoming a socialist hell hole

this socialist dictator Obama said the Palestinians have a right to their own state, how about us in Louisiana we have a right to have our own state you big eared moron , where we live in freedom and how we want to and not under the oppression of Washington Dc.

3 posted on 03/22/2013 2:16:12 AM PDT by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Here's another headline they would have used had the Occupant in Chief had an R after his name:

WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION RATE LOWEST SINCE WWII

4 posted on 03/22/2013 3:23:11 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Democrat_media

March 08, 2013
http://articles.marketwatch.com/2013-03-08/commentary/37555437_1_job-numbers-establishment-survey-jobs-report

...According to the household survey (on which the unemployment rate is based), the economy added a healthy 170,000 jobs. The survey also shows a tremendous increase of 446,000 part-time jobs.

...What this means is that the economy actually shed 276,000 full-time jobs.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 3:27:20 AM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
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To: Democrat_media

The lies are only half working; EVERYBODY knows the economy is terrible, but the media has convinced some that it has nothing to ddo with Obama or his handlers’ policies. There is no love left for him in any case; I work with plenty of blacks that feel no affinity with him at all. They see their earning power drop, are scraping by, and are a very dejected bunch (after voting for him twice).


6 posted on 03/22/2013 3:28:16 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This whole story smells like a steaming pile of cow patties


7 posted on 03/22/2013 3:54:36 AM PDT by stratman1969
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To: kearnyirish2

The Regime and their media lapdogs are using the strategy of, after breaking their arm, telling themselves over and over “My arm’s not broken” to think that will fix it.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 3:56:16 AM PDT by stratman1969
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To: SoFloFreeper

Or Rocky and Bullwinkle see “Unemployment is the highest in 70 years.”


9 posted on 03/22/2013 4:16:07 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: SoFloFreeper
The number of Americans who applied last week for new unemployment benefits rose. You can stop there and fill in the blank for yourself.
10 posted on 03/22/2013 5:58:12 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: kik5150

A boat is no longer sinking once it reaches the bottom.


And the corollary - A rising tide does not raise sunken boats.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 6:01:37 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: kearnyirish2

There is no love left for him in any case; I work with plenty of blacks that feel no affinity with him at all. They see their earning power drop, are scraping by, and are a very dejected bunch (after voting for him twice).

Blacks are just starting to realize they re being used, big time.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 6:02:17 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: chainsaw
Blacks are just starting to realize they re being used, big time.

Perhaps a VERY few - <1% - but don't hold your breath for a mass epiphany among the vast majority of blacks. For them, race trumps all and blinds eyes.

13 posted on 03/22/2013 7:02:05 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Great, the Titanic has stopped sinking.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 7:03:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So why do we have about the same number of people out of work as the day oboma took office?
Nothing has changed except the price of everything has about doubled.
Food stamps (begging elitist politicians for food)- 26 million in 2008 increased to 46 million under oboma. Yeah. Things are just peachy.
15 posted on 03/22/2013 7:14:37 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Because the employment pool is almost an apartheid world divided between the have-jobs and the can’t-get-jobs.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 9:02:26 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You remember the presser when the unemployment rate hit 5%!

You’d have thought that Bush killed the last unicorn or Chenny had shot someone else.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 9:49:06 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: chainsaw

“Blacks are just starting to realize they re being used, big time.”

They knew before, but it was worthwhile for them to cut off their noses to spite their faces.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 1:53:48 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SoFloFreeper
These same journalists, or their ilk, under Bush, were writing about the TERRIBLE economy and high gas prices when jobless claims were lower and fuel was cheaper.

"worst economy since Herbert Hoover" is how they described Bush's 4.7% unemployment rate. Compare the economy before and after Pelosi/Reid won control of Congress back in 2006 and we'll see who it was that really began the destruction of our wonderful economy.

The GOP would have gained control of both houses by now if they focused on this point alone. These facts have never left the lips of John Boehner.

19 posted on 03/22/2013 7:44:08 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: stratman1969
The Regime and their media lapdogs are using the strategy of, after breaking their arm, telling themselves over and over “My arm’s not broken” to think that will fix it.

They are telling the voters that. The regime and media lapdogs know very well it all started when it was known that Pelosi/Reid would win control of Congress in 2006.

The Hollywood and the Media experienced an economic boom during the Great Depression. They made out like a bandit compared to us regular folk. They're not afraid of losing their jobs.

20 posted on 03/22/2013 7:47:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: SoFloFreeper

was this part of the early affects of the sequesta? 260K new jobs and declining initial claims?


21 posted on 03/22/2013 8:06:02 PM PDT by Seventh_Tiger
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To: SoFloFreeper
yeah, right...

22 posted on 03/22/2013 8:37:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kearnyirish2

As I’ve Posted before, Obama is the first Flubber President.

Things don’t just slide off him, they bounce off and accelerate in the opposite direction.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 8:40:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: kearnyirish2

The first Vote for Obama, ignorance at best.

The second Vote for Obama, stupidity at worst.

Doesn’t matter though, they would Vote for him a third time if they could. Blackness talks, common sense walks.


24 posted on 03/22/2013 8:45:25 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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