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1 posted on 02/14/2013 6:19:29 AM PST by John W
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how many were added to disability?


2 posted on 02/14/2013 6:22:13 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Oh, joy! Happy days are here again ping


3 posted on 02/14/2013 6:23:07 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Comrades, celebrate as all is wonderful under the Dear Reader. That is an order.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 6:23:17 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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How many didn’t file because of the storm?


5 posted on 02/14/2013 6:25:32 AM PST by IMR 4350
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It’s funny that when numbers are worse they blame the weather, but when the numbers are “better”, they don’t blame the weather.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 6:26:23 AM PST by woweeitsme
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...the blizzard that slammed the East Coast appeared to have little effect on the broader claims data...

Hmmm... Prior to the election, we were told that hurricane Sandy was responsible for the increase in jobless claims that occurred that time.

7 posted on 02/14/2013 6:27:23 AM PST by kidd
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How many states haven't reported?
8 posted on 02/14/2013 6:27:46 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Estimate for a couple of states, and then “seasonally adjust” on top of that? Mumbo-jumbo squared.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 6:32:19 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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In the Soviet Union they used to say no one was actually starving because tractor production was up. It was always up, up so much every man, woman, and child on the planet should have had their own tractor.

One reason first time applicants to unemployment insurance are always below expected is that the States cannot handle the load and have backlogs of applicants that wait up to 90 days to get processed for their claim.

Another interesting question, with all the people that have dropped out of working and with all the people that have already been laid off over the past 4 years, how come the numbers are still so high? Is it because everyone is working short time jobs like temporary or contract? There are actually fewer full time workers now.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 6:35:28 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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There are 5 million less people with jobs today than at any time during the Presidency of George W. Bush.

The number of people with jobs in America has decreased steadily under Obama. His Presidency has never experienced a period of net job growth.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000


14 posted on 02/14/2013 6:36:50 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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When jobs added exceeds jobs lost, that’ll be news.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 6:37:09 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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"A Labor Department analyst said claims for Illinois and snowstorm-hit Connecticut had been estimated."

So, we are seasonally adjusting number we just pull out of thin air. And then crowing about it. "The government further announced record wheat harvests this year"

16 posted on 02/14/2013 6:41:13 AM PST by circlecity
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to a seasonally adjusted 341,000...

Exceeds expectations? What an Understatement!!

I was expecting the number to come in at 1,341,000 claims, so in my book, this was 1,000,000 BELOW my expectations... Congratulations are in order for a job well done, Happy days are here again

18 posted on 02/14/2013 6:49:32 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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the more people drop out of the labor force, the better the obaconomy looks!

O happy days

Forget how many are unemployed- how many are employed?

Now if only the greedy rich would pick up their fair share of slack and pay those taxes that nonoworkers don’t pay


21 posted on 02/14/2013 7:03:40 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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The headline from another source:

Initial Claims Plunge As Department Of Labor “Estimates” Claims For Illinois, Conn.

A line from the subject article, titled “Jobless claims drop exceeds expectations”:

A Labor Department analyst said claims for Illinois and snowstorm-hit Connecticut had been estimated.

The bias is readlily apparent in the headlines. One praises the regime; the other questions it.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 7:08:20 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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this is why you look at the 4 week moving average which is 352,500. Kast time the 4 week MA was at this level was March 2008.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 7:21:39 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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“Economists polled by Reuters had expected claims to fall to 360,000.”

They would never err on the side of caution...or dare I say OVERESTIMATE so that things would SEEM better.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 7:24:38 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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And in a related story...

Increase in applications for ObamaPhones,EBT cards and SSDI exceeds expectations.

25 posted on 02/14/2013 7:24:56 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: John W; dead


26 posted on 02/14/2013 7:33:35 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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“The prior week’s claims figure was revised to show 2,000 more applications received than previously reported. “


27 posted on 02/14/2013 7:34:07 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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