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Jobless claims fall 41,000 to 410,000
marketwatch.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Greg Robb

Posted on 11/21/2012 5:41:51 AM PST by John W

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - First-time claims for state unemployment benefits fell sharply in the latest week but remained elevated due to Hurricane Sandy, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. The number of initial claims in the week ending Nov. 17 fell 41,000 to 410,000.

Claims in the previous week were revised to an increase of 90,000 to 451,000 compared with the initial estimate that they rose 78,000 to 439,000.

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1 posted on 11/21/2012 5:41:53 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

No need to hold back the real numbers now that the election is over.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 5:43:58 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Well, they still ‘fell sharply’....its like 1984.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 5:48:15 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: John W

:: The number of initial claims in the week ending Nov. 17 fell 41,000 to 410,000. ::

No. No, they didn’t.

:: Claims in the previous week were revised to an increase of 90,000 to 451,000 ::

Which means this weeks “real” number is 420,000.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 5:48:27 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: John W

That old 70’s adage...

“I used to be thoroughly disgusted... now I’m merely amused.” Never more appropos.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 5:50:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Democrats can blame high unemployment on Sandy for the next four years.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 5:51:30 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Just a few weeks ago, we were supposed to be ecstatic at 385,000.

FU Hussein Heads, and the yellow journalism you worship!


7 posted on 11/21/2012 5:57:49 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: John W

“remained elevated due to Hurricane Sandy”

They list 11 states with an INCREASE of more than 1,000 claims....one of these being California, with an INCREASE of 24,000 claims.

Sandy is just an excuse.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 5:58:08 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: ScottinVA
“I used to be thoroughly disgusted... now I’m merely amused.” Never more appropos.

Elvis Costello, "Red Shoes": "I used to be disgusted / And now I try to be amused".

9 posted on 11/21/2012 5:59:21 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: lacrew

Obamugabe and his moron media....


10 posted on 11/21/2012 6:07:57 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Good morning.

No need to hold back the real numbers now that the election is over.

When 0bama's BLS were juicing the numbers, they were still terrible numbers (to sentient humans). And even the SCM (state controlled media) couldn't put lipstick on that pig, although they tried.

5.56mm

11 posted on 11/21/2012 6:12:29 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: treetopsandroofs

The bottom line is that the numbers have been between 350,000 and 400,000 since he took office. Give me a call when they go down to 250,000 or 200,000


12 posted on 11/21/2012 6:15:45 AM PST by jersey117
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To: M Kehoe

All going according to the Plan, to take away all Civil Liberties of Americans, EXCEPT gay’s, atheists, ethnic hyphenated Americans and other gender confused people.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 6:16:40 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

‘:: The number of initial claims in the week ending Nov. 17 fell 41,000 to 410,000. ::

No. No, they didn’t.’

In fact, they did. The production of Soylent Green increased by 82,000 units.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 6:23:34 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: John W
These are not the real numbers... we know the real numbers and these liars will NEVER release them. When the dollar crashes and our bond rating drops to “B”... they will still be lying their lying liar arses off.

LLS

15 posted on 11/21/2012 6:25:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: John W

If jobless claims fell 41,000 to 410,000, that means last week’s jobless claims were ADJUSTED UPWARDS to 451,000. It was reported to be 439,000 last Thursday ( and the headlines claim that Hurricane Sandy was the main factor ).

See here:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/15/us-jobless-claims-up-to-43k-following-superstorm-sandy/

Since tracking these weekly first time jobless claims numbers after Obama started his first term in 2009, I have yet to see one weekly jobless claim revised DOWNWARDS.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 6:26:40 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: John W

the game is so transparent

increase last week’s claims so this weeks claims are a “decrease”

whoevers nepotistic AssPress hire has the job of writing this drivel should get a job with some real pride, like delivering pizza


17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:29:37 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: rovenstinez

“...EXCEPT gay’s, atheists, ethnic hyphenated Americans and other gender confused people.”

Meanwhile, membership at Ancestry.com has grown dramatically. Hopeful citizens peruse historical records...trying to find some link, ANY LINK to a distant relative that could be used to claim one of these coveted exemptions.

Many, however, have been disappointed with the results...with no provable link being found.

Some have taken extreme measures. Heterosexual individuals are making the extreme sacrifice of having sex with a person of the same gender, filming the occasion, and then forwarding photos of the tryst to various governmental offices so they may now take advantage of “exemption” benefits.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 6:54:44 AM PST by moovova
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To: John W

So what’s the almighty per cent age rate of unemployment these days? We got the fantastic news of 7.8% conveniently in time for the election but now the BOL seems VERY quiet abt that....very little trumpeting of the rate now.
Could it be The One was re-elected?


19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:57:32 AM PST by matginzac
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To: John W

If the claims fell, it can probably be traced to those whose 99 weeks are over, and they went on disability.

Obama’s second-4 is going get even more weird than the first.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 7:09:18 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: FrankR

all the obamabots hear is : decreased..

that’s all that matters. that is all that they hear on the 10 sec newsbreak on their car radio, or the 10 sec newsbreak on whatever stupid TV show they are watching on the MSM.

Done !

what a g*damn shell game.

This country is screwed.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 7:27:23 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: John W

There is still a massive backlog of those trying to file for the first time. Democrap governors did their best to hinder those trying to apply. Colorado is estimated to still have over 50,000 first time applicants that can’t seem to get approved. Usually 30,000 are on unemployment, but, thanks to Obama and the Democraps, there are over 200,000 now, not including that estimated 50,000 still trying to get approved.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 7:48:23 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: John W



I like to put things in perspective for the liberals who can't seem to grasp what that number really represents.

23 posted on 11/21/2012 7:51:46 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: John W

Jobless claims will increase by at least 18,000 next month.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 7:55:37 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: John W

Notice that the average now after the election is OVER 400,000 new unemployed per week AND that before the election it the average was around 350,000, almost 100,000 more average now that the election is over. This is just more fraud on top of the voter fraud. this is a communist dictatorship fake elections, fraud from government (well what government is accountable or honest or efficient anyway NONE as socialism doesn’t work).


25 posted on 11/21/2012 9:09:59 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Vaduz

18,500


26 posted on 11/21/2012 9:19:06 AM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: John W

fall...rise, who cares now?


27 posted on 11/21/2012 9:26:26 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Rational Thought
Democrats can blame high unemployment on Sandy for the next four years.

And of course, the old fall back (just in case they need it) - George Bush.

28 posted on 11/21/2012 9:37:10 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: rovenstinez

“All going according to the Plan, to take away all Civil Liberties of Americans, EXCEPT gay’s, atheists, ethnic hyphenated Americans and other gender confused people.”

All going according to the Plan, to take away all Civil Liberties of While, Male Americans.

Much better.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 9:38:36 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldsten of the modern era.)
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To: concerned about politics

agreed...
Sandy for some occasions and Bush for others. Isn’t life grand in the bubble liberal world?


30 posted on 11/21/2012 9:47:10 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Obama Adm almost as big a liar as Satan himself


31 posted on 11/21/2012 9:53:39 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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Have you donated yet?


32 posted on 11/21/2012 10:12:14 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: John W

I could have sworn there were 100,000+ layoffs around the country the day after the election.

All those people found other jobs? Or have they just not filed yet?

Is Sandy going to be blamed for everything for the next 4 years? Sandy, the new GW Bush for the Obama regime.


33 posted on 11/21/2012 11:00:03 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: John W

how many were added to disability?


34 posted on 11/21/2012 11:03:20 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Oh, such great news! We have lots to be thankful for this week! /s


35 posted on 11/21/2012 11:05:10 AM PST by CityCenter (Presidential terms are 4 years, eternity is forever.)
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To: John W
Hellalooya! Only 410,000!!! I'm ecstatic!!! Such good news!!! Hellalooya!

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 11/21/2012 12:06:08 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Abathar

Those people don’t seem to be suffering much. Why, they have enough money to go to football games and stuff.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.


37 posted on 11/21/2012 12:26:11 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Since tracking these weekly first time jobless claims numbers after Obama started his first term in 2009, I have yet to see one weekly jobless claim revised DOWNWARDS.

Same here.

38 posted on 11/21/2012 8:11:38 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: John W

410,000?????????

I’m confused. I thought the claims were averaging 350k???

/s


39 posted on 11/22/2012 1:33:11 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lacrew
Sandy is just an excuse.

What - Sandy hit California HARD /sarc

40 posted on 11/22/2012 4:54:45 AM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: John W
Good News! The weekly chocolate ration has just been increased from 30 to 20 grams!

And last week's unemployment rate has been adjusted upwards by 12,000 compared to the estimate, to make this week's decline in unemployment seem even bigger!

(Did these numbnuts not notice that the level *had been* about 330,000, before the election?)

Oh well, as the sluts who voted for Obaama all agree: "Math class is tough!"

Cheers!

41 posted on 11/22/2012 7:12:01 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: golf lover

Maybe more?.


42 posted on 11/22/2012 7:15:58 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: John W

What happens to the numbers when ALL of the people who can’t find jobs don’t - and give up for good? Do we go to 0% unemployment, then?

Such mind-boggling CR@P. I loathe our Congress and current _Resident.


43 posted on 11/22/2012 9:17:01 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: hattend
I could have sworn there were 100,000+ layoffs around the country the day after the election.

All those people found other jobs? Or have they just not filed yet?

There usually is a lag of 1-2 months between when layoffs are announced and when the workers actually leave their job.

44 posted on 11/23/2012 5:03:49 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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45 posted on 11/23/2012 5:09:23 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ez
"There usually is a lag of 1-2 months between when layoffs are announced and when the workers actually leave their job."

By the time those hit the books, the massive number on federal unemployment extensions will expire on Dec 29, 2012, offsetting those being laid off after the elections since these individuals will not be considered unemployed. What a farce.

46 posted on 11/24/2012 4:19:51 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: John W

The company I work for just put a FOR SALE sign up by the road.

Should I be worried?.....


47 posted on 11/25/2012 9:06:01 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Rational Thought

We have a winner. For the next 6 months to a year look for them to blame Sandy. In that time frame look for them to find another natural disaster to blame.


48 posted on 11/26/2012 9:13:07 PM PST by matt04
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To: John W
Keeping in line with the mission statement of the second term of the Obama administration:

"Chaos, panic, and disorder. Our job here is done."
49 posted on 11/27/2012 11:05:44 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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