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U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected
Reuters ^ | January 30, 2014 | Reuters

Posted on 01/30/2014 6:35:17 AM PST by John W

Jan 30 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to heal.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than previously reported.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits rising to 330,000 in the week ended Jan. 25.

The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it irons out week-to-week volatility, edged up 750 to 333,000

(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; layoffs; obama; obamaeconomy; unemployment; unexpected

1 posted on 01/30/2014 6:35:17 AM PST by John W
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To: John W
Jan 30 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to heal.

So unemployment applications going up is actually good news.

2 posted on 01/30/2014 6:36:58 AM PST by skeeter
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To: John W

Some “healing”.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 6:37:03 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
Unexpected rise in UCC claims.
Polar vortex blamed.
4 posted on 01/30/2014 6:37:43 AM PST by AU72
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To: John W

Drink!


5 posted on 01/30/2014 6:37:55 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: John W

LOL John, you beat mine by 13 seconds.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 6:38:23 AM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: John W

Bunk.

Bring back American employment.

JOBS. Now.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 6:39:01 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: skeeter
Is any one really working a real job in the USA anymore?

I thought most people were on welfare,foodstamps, disability etc as all of these have skyrocketed with the marxist Obama

and government and university jobs don't count as they don't really work for example the moon bats doing global warming studies at NASA and NOOA ,EPA : ditto for Lois Lerner at the IRS oppressing conservatives

8 posted on 01/30/2014 6:39:29 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: John W
After 124 consecutive "unexpecteds,"

it's time to expect the unexpected.

9 posted on 01/30/2014 6:39:43 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: John W

Oh God, its too early in the morning to drink...


10 posted on 01/30/2014 6:40:23 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: skeeter
Is any one really working a real job in the USA anymore?

I thought most people were on welfare,foodstamps, disability etc as all of these have skyrocketed with the marxist Obama

and government and university jobs don't count as they don't really work for example the moon bats doing global warming studies at NASA and NOOA ,EPA : ditto for Lois Lerner at the IRS oppressing conservatives,Global warming is a hoax and oppressing conservatives is not a real job

11 posted on 01/30/2014 6:40:50 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: skeeter
So unemployment applications going up is actually good news.

Of course. But you have to keep in mind that it doesn't work this way when a Republican is president.

12 posted on 01/30/2014 6:41:53 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

> Bring back American employment.

JOBS. Now.

But that would go against der Fuehrer’s wishes. He’s trying to destroy capitalism to bring about our financial ruin with the ACA and the liberal iiots are too stupid to see it.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 6:42:00 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: mykroar

I had looked way too early then forgot then saw the market up on some type of bogus good news and remembered this. Same song, different day.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 6:43:20 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than previously reported.

What's the count on that now - like 3 times it hasn't been adjusted up since Zer0's coronation?

15 posted on 01/30/2014 6:44:36 AM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: jsanders2001

So where are the Republicans, demanding a change, demanding more American jobs?

Where?

Both of our parties have sold out.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 6:45:26 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Democrat_media

Working right now, but we’re waiting for the final information on the “salary evaluation” the company did over the last year. So I’m expecting a huge raise. /sarc


17 posted on 01/30/2014 6:45:40 AM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: neodad

+1


18 posted on 01/30/2014 6:47:06 AM PST by skimbell
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To: John W
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19 posted on 01/30/2014 6:51:17 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: neodad

Ole!
20 posted on 01/30/2014 6:51:22 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: John W

It really is getting more difficult to comprehend these reports. The number games are over the top now.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 6:52:41 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Red Badger

I hope you don’t mind me reposting your brilliant parody:

Courtesy of Red Badger:

Unexpected Thursday
(Pleasant Valley Sunday - with apologies to Gerry Goffin, Carole King and the Monkees)

The White House Press Corps down the hall
Is trying hard to learn their song…
Serenade the weak kneed Gibbs, who just came out to make them yawn…

Another Unexpected Thursday!
Spilled Oil burning everywhere!
Rows of houses they’re all foreclosed
And no one seems to care…

See Mrs. O, she’s proud today because her roses are in bloom!
Mr. O he’s so serene, He’s on TV in every room!

Another Unexpected Thursday!
Here in Unemployment Land!
The Press complains about how high it is
And the people just don’t understand…

Creature comfort goals
They only numb my soul and make it hard for me to see
My thoughts all seem to stray, to places far away
I need a change of scenery

Ta Ta Ta...

Another Unexpected Thursday
Spilled Oil burning everywhere!
Another Unexpected Thursday
Here in Unemployment land

Another Unexpected Thursday...


22 posted on 01/30/2014 6:56:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: AU72

I thought it was Bush’s fault. I guess I am behind.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 7:03:29 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: skeeter
So unemployment applications going up is actually good news.

Absolutely! That's because there will be more "Help Wanted" signs hanging in the windows of the Unemployment Offices.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 7:05:07 AM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: John W

Official Name Of The Obama Weekly Jobs Report


25 posted on 01/30/2014 7:54:39 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: dfwgator

Any time.................


26 posted on 01/30/2014 8:36:50 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: neodad
Drink!

I am!!!

27 posted on 01/30/2014 8:40:20 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: John W

And the stock markets are spiking on this bad news. I give up.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 9:03:49 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: skeeter

“good news-—” Yeah. Yup. It’s the old “underlying trend “ doncha know? So how come these number geniuses haven’t been tracking the underlying trend? Maybe it’s the underlie-ing trend? If they put any more lipstick on that pig it’s gonna start looking good to an arab.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 10:04:56 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1
I still remember when the media were wailing about the 'recession' in 1992 when economic growth was near 4.5%.

Dunno if there are enough lampposts for the number of lying journalists in this country.

30 posted on 01/30/2014 10:07:54 AM PST by skeeter
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To: John W
The weekly volatility is why the 4-week moving average is the best metric:


31 posted on 01/30/2014 10:11:38 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: skeeter

If this is healing, by the time that unemployment is 50%, we should be in really great shape, huh!!!


32 posted on 01/30/2014 10:34:01 AM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: RetiredArmy

Well the esteemed Nancy Pelosi did say that joblessness is good for the economy.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 10:37:01 AM PST by skeeter
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To: John W

Nothing that MADE IN USA won’t fix.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 10:38:23 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: ex-snook

Um, ok, so more are filing for unemployment, but we’re still “healing” which means things are getting better?

Is upside down up and right side up sideways?

Have ever seen such a bunch of cockamamie BS in my lifetime as I have from this media.


35 posted on 01/30/2014 12:55:02 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: John W
UNEXPECTED by Whom??
36 posted on 01/30/2014 3:09:38 PM PST by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: John W
more than expected

Okay, seriously...this phrase is really getting tiresome.

37 posted on 01/30/2014 9:15:33 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: John W

https://soundcloud.com/thehermancain/crunching-the-min-wage-numbers


38 posted on 01/31/2014 12:12:35 AM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: skeeter

As long as dear leader is in office, all news is good news.


39 posted on 01/31/2014 3:42:11 AM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: dfwgator; Red Badger

ROFL!!


40 posted on 01/31/2014 3:48:07 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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"He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do."



- Valerie Jarrett








"…. maybe a little blow…."



- Barack Hussein Obama II





41 posted on 02/01/2014 5:06:57 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: skeeter

In other news a newly stuck pig continued to bleed at an unexpectedly higher rate but the average rate of bleeding is decreasing suggesting that the underlying rate of healing continues. The pig is expected to be flying again within a year.


42 posted on 02/01/2014 8:22:43 AM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: Democrat_media

Present conditions of insanity in the USA would not be possible without the tremendous advances in technology in the past few decades. If you try to estimate what percentage of Americans are actually engaged in productive work and I mean producing the goods and services necessary for daily life it is frightening. You have to realize that this necessarily does NOT include police, firefighters, military etc. I only refer to the production of the basic necessities of life, there was a time when almost everyone old enough to walk straight was involved in this to some degree. I was born during WWII and literally started doing chores to help out on the farm before I started first grade and this was a time of advanced technology relative to earlier times.
What I am getting at is that America is indulging in a monumental hissy fit of incredible proportions that would not have been possible in times when people really HAD TO WORK TO SURVIVE. A very large part of the population is acting like a three year old holding his breath to try to get his way. The proper response is to just say, “Okay, you will take a breath before you die, so have fun.” Instead these spoiled babies are being catered to in every imaginable way.
To add insult to injury many of these spoiled babies imagine themselves to be possessed of great virtue and wisdom so profound that those of us who actually try to deal with the real world in a sane way are just too stupid to understand the great gifts they are offering us.


43 posted on 02/01/2014 8:35:59 AM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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