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Jobless Claims in U.S.
Unexpectedly Increased Last Week

Bloomberg News, by Shobhana Chandra

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/10/2013 9:53:57 AM

More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign improvement in the labor market remains uneven. Jobless claims increased by 4,000 to 371,000 in the week ended Jan. 5, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 48 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a drop to 365,000. The prior week’s figures were revised to 367,000 from an initially reported 372,000. A consistent decline in firings, along with a rise in payrolls, is needed to spur consumer spending, the biggest part of the economy.

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However the fact that the increase was ´unexpected´ by the media was expected.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: goodguyrick, 1/10/2013 10:05:29 AM     (No. 9108692)

Unexpected? The holiday season has past and so has the temporary seasonal jobs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 1/10/2013 10:05:47 AM     (No. 9108693)

Loved the "unexpectedly" --thank you!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/10/2013 10:06:33 AM     (No. 9108699)

WIth 2012 election in the can, "unexpectedly" rubs its eyes and takes a first peek from its spiderhole, like Al-Jazeera Gore on year´s first warm day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/10/2013 10:08:02 AM     (No. 9108704)

Post-holiday lay-offs. Happens EVERY year. Media was on kneepads servicing the regime and caught off guard. Unexpectedly.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 1/10/2013 10:08:44 AM     (No. 9108707)

Only idiots find it was unexpected.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/10/2013 10:10:51 AM     (No. 9108714)

The following entities might be hiring:

Winchester; Remington; Smith & Wesson; Colt; Bushmaster; Federal; Glock; H+K; SigSauer; Beretta; Rock Island; Kimber; etc. Who´d I miss?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CincyMom, 1/10/2013 10:11:16 AM     (No. 9108717)

Don´t they use this headline every time the numbers come out? I´m sorry that they expect them to go down, but that doesn´t seem the trend. Maybe some day the headline will be, "Job Claims Unexpectedly Decreased Last Week." Now THAT would be a surprise.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/10/2013 10:15:04 AM     (No. 9108728)

Unexpedtedly? Really? Surely, they jest? Whether or not they believe mathematics, 2 plus 2 really equals 4, no matter how they spin it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/10/2013 10:21:08 AM     (No. 9108743)

For all those who are economically illiterate, it probably was unexpected. But, then, to the low information voter, most everything under the sun, up to and including the law of gravity, is unexpected.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/10/2013 10:24:23 AM     (No. 9108756)

To shamelessly steal from another poster;

Unexpectedly. Drink!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 1/10/2013 10:34:40 AM     (No. 9108798)

RUGER!!!!!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: alloysteel, 1/10/2013 10:35:50 AM     (No. 9108801)

With all the claims of "jobs created" by the actions of the Current Regime in the White Hut, why are these jobless numbers not SUBTRACTED from that very fanciful figure?

We have had a very serious net job LOSS over the past four years, in that the total number of persons gainfully employed, at real jobs, not make-work government "jobs" in which no real economic activity is generated or utilized, has been in a long and steady decline, uninterrupted by any surge in ecomonic growth.

Where economic growth has occurred, it has been entirely because the Federal government was NOT involved, and is quite limited in scope. And these pockets of economic growth are precisely the reason the overall situation is not much, much worse than it already is.

If only the Federal Government would stop "helping" us.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: submariner, 1/10/2013 10:52:51 AM     (No. 9108868)

#7 - only when there´s a Democrat in the White House.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/10/2013 11:09:33 AM     (No. 9108908)

Will they never tire of using that adverb?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/10/2013 11:13:14 AM     (No. 9108920)

In the past 4 years, I wonder HOW many headlines there have been with Obama and UNexpected in the same sentence.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/10/2013 11:18:41 AM     (No. 9108933)

I am surprised, thought we had run out of people to lay off. The newly unemployeed I know are there thanks to Obama cutting defense.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/10/2013 2:29:11 PM     (No. 9109337)

I suspect Shobhana Chandra´s bonus package is based on how many times she uses the "U" word.


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