Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


1 posted on 01/03/2013 6:22:44 AM PST by John W
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: John W

From another article, the obligatory: More Americans than forecast filed claims for unemployment insurance payments last week...


2 posted on 01/03/2013 6:24:33 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W
"data continues to be too distorted by the holidays to offer a clear read of labor market conditions."

I note they never added that disqualifier when it applied to all the temporary holiday jobs in December which made Obama's numbers look better.

3 posted on 01/03/2013 6:25:29 AM PST by circlecity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W

“The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the data continues to be too distorted by the holidays to offer a clear read of labor market conditions.”

It’s real high, but just too DISTORTED by the HOLIDAYS to understand.

Heil Hussein — happy days are here again!


4 posted on 01/03/2013 6:27:18 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W

I can understand the distortion problem. After all, we’ve never had a Christmas holiday season before ...


5 posted on 01/03/2013 6:30:06 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W

Every week we get either a disclaimer in the form of an excuse (i.e. turd polishing) when it is a bad result or a whispered confession (i.e. and “oh by the way) if it is a false improved result.

Face it the employment/unemployment picture is dismal. The employment/unemployment picture is WORSE than it was four years ago. Only smoke, mirrors, and LIES can keep the uninformed voter believing otherwise.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 7:05:39 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W

Seems everyone went bonkers last week when the number reported was 350,000 (lowest if forever), only to be adjusted UPWARD by 12,000. The lyin’ POS’s haven’t gotten the number correct in four years. Let’s see, how long has Bowbama been in office?


8 posted on 01/03/2013 7:20:56 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W

Why do we report these statistics. I don’t believe anything reported any more, and no one cares what the numbers are anymore. It is too theoretical (unless you are one of them, I suppose). The few who watch this blame the republicans, anyway. Why care about any economic stats?

If we don’t care about the debt, then nothing else will matter soon, anyway.

Now, in Iceland, Germany, and other countries, they even tell people what they can name their children.

If we care about managing names by law, then we certainly have no say in the debt.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 7:52:06 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W

I haven’t heard of the usual holiday temp jobs but if there were then they may not be laid off until after January’s inventory is complete. Expect more filings in Feb.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 8:15:28 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W
The four-week moving average for new claims, a better measure of labor market trends, rose 250 to 360,000.

wink, wink, nudge, nudge
13 posted on 01/03/2013 9:41:54 AM PST by stylin19a (Obama - Fredo smart)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W

They obfuscate the numbers so much that it’s now very difficult to read these stories.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 10:30:34 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: John W
Jobless claims rise in holiday-distorted week

seasonally adjusted 372,000

Aren't the seasonal adjustments supposed to account for the holiday distortion? Of course, we know why it's really reported this way.

16 posted on 01/03/2013 4:06:40 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson