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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Show Unexpected Increase
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Posted on 06/14/2012 7:50:40 AM PDT by MNDude

(RTTNews) - New claims for unemployment insurance in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a modest increase in the week ended June 9th, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

The Labor Department estimated initial jobless claims at a seasonally adjusted level of 386,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level of 380,000.

The increase surprised economists, who had expected jobless claims to edge down to 375,000 from the 377,000 originally reported for the previous week.

Lindsey Piegza, an economist at FTN Financial, said, "While noticeably down from this time last year, claims remain elevated after the downward trend arrested back in February."

"The recent and growing weakness in the labor force continues to undermine confidence in the sustainability of the U.S. recovery," she added. "The downward trend in claims has yet to be reinstated suggesting further weakness in payrolls is likely."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhoeconomy; democrats; news; obama; unexpected

1 posted on 06/14/2012 7:50:47 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude
Unexpected Increase

Please, no, my liver can't take it any more.

2 posted on 06/14/2012 7:52:35 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: MNDude

“unexpected” because the president’s economic program has been working so well and we are in the middle of a re-energizing recovery from those bad republican (5% unemployment) years...


3 posted on 06/14/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: MNDude
"unexpected". How shocking. Or shall I say, "I'm shocked, SHOCKED to find there's gambling here. . (Your winnings, sir. . . )



4 posted on 06/14/2012 7:54:45 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: MNDude

“unexpected”

They keep using that word. I don’t think it means what they think it means.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 7:54:50 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: MNDude
The expected use of the word "unexpected."
6 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: MNDude
"The recent and growing weakness in the labor force continues to undermine confidence in the sustainability of the U.S. recovery,"

What recovery?

7 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:01 AM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: MNDude

Drink?


8 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:12 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: KarlInOhio

ooops- a mistaaaaake..

they should have waited till late friday to release
this news flash.... well maybe the obummer news agencies don’t care anymore.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:19 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: MNDude

How many times can the “experts” use the term “unexpectedly” before their “expert” status is called into question?


10 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:48 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: MNDude

11 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:57 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: MNDude

Cant be, according to the genius in chief, the private sector is doing fine


12 posted on 06/14/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MNDude

They use the word “unexpected” more than a rap artiste uses the “F-word.”


13 posted on 06/14/2012 7:57:09 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’d think that after a while, the word loses meaning.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 7:57:42 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: KarlInOhio

As a science type, I do experience the thrill of “unexpected” occasionally.

However, amongst my colleagues, one who experiences “unexpected” too often soon finds themselves working in areas where less intellect is required.

Three of which are obviously journalism, economics analysis, and politics.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 7:57:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: gorush

There’s no scorekeeping on the MSM.

An infinite number of errors is considered acceptable.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: MNDude
I lost track - is this unexpected "modest increase" based on last week's original unexpected increase or was it based on last week's unexpected revised modest unexpected increase?
17 posted on 06/14/2012 8:02:00 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: MNDude

“Unexpected” is BACK! Yeaaaaah!!!!


18 posted on 06/14/2012 8:02:15 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: MNDude

The backroom Dem strategy meetings are probably already trying to figure out how to dump The One and replace him with a viable candidate.

Their internal polling is probably showing they are headed for an atrocious defeat. It would be hilarious if Obama got fewer Electoral Votes in 2012 than McCain got in 2008.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MNDude

I expected it, why can’t they? Same President. Same bad news.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 8:03:05 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: MNDude
Add to this high school grads, college grads, temps and others working less than six months before being discharged, none of whom qualify for unemployment benefits, and that number would soar if they were eligible. Personally, I'd like to add Obama, his cabinet and czars to that statistic and that would be good news.
21 posted on 06/14/2012 8:03:36 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: KarlInOhio
Come on now...take your medicine...
22 posted on 06/14/2012 8:03:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MNDude
If anything bad ever happens during this administration that's not a result that's completely predictable by anyone who has two live brain cells that are connected to each other, and it isn't described by the alphabet media as "unexpectedly", I think I'll probably fall over in awe.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 8:03:50 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: nhoward14

lol


24 posted on 06/14/2012 8:04:27 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: gorush
How many times can the “experts” use the term “unexpectedly” before their “expert” status is called into question?

They just use a boilerplated form, plug in the latest numbers, and sent it out. Takes about 2 minutes to fill in the blanks. The wording is already there, because it is essentially the same as last week, and the week before, and the week before that, and so on.
25 posted on 06/14/2012 8:05:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

——The backroom Dem strategy meetings are probably already trying to figure out how to dump The One and replace him with a viable candidate——

Impossible. There would be blood in the streets.

Too bad for the commies, though. A real shame.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 8:07:32 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: KarlInOhio
Please, no, my liver can't take it any more.

Me too! Taking a shot every time they use "unexpected" is creating havoc with my liver and brain cells!

27 posted on 06/14/2012 8:08:02 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: MNDude
Let's give the "unexpected" President his expected defeat.

I'm surprised the MSM is not hip to this word and uses it repeatedly, without question.

Perhaps we should not be surprised. Apparently they are so condescending that they foist "unexpected" on the masses one more time.

28 posted on 06/14/2012 8:09:21 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: MNDude; All
"unexpected increase"
again.. again.. & again...
IT'S HIS ECONOMIC POLICIES, YOU STUPID (LIBERAL) JOURNALISTS!
...
simulation-response; action-reaction..

29 posted on 06/14/2012 8:12:18 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Not to worry as Lou Dobbs said 63 out last 64 labor numbers have been revised upward.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 8:17:20 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: KarlInOhio

This economist has been saying it is terrible since Obama took office. Unexpected? NOT A CHANCE!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/jobless-claims-rise-6k-cpi-falls-0-3-who-let-the-fed-out/


31 posted on 06/14/2012 8:18:58 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: TomGuy
"The backroom Dem strategy meetings are probably already trying to
figure out how to dump The One and replace him with a viable candidate. "
umm..haven't they already done that...w/ Myth Romney?...just sayin' :-\

32 posted on 06/14/2012 8:21:15 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: eCSMaster
I lost track - is this unexpected “modest increase” based on last week's original unexpected increase or was it based on last week's unexpected revised modest unexpected increase?


I guess -

“...an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level of 380,000...”

Sounds better than -

“...an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's estimated level of 377,000...”

Even though the latter would be a better ‘apples to apples’ comparison...:^)

33 posted on 06/14/2012 8:27:10 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: scooby321
only"63 out 64"
*D@nggit! Lou!*
"Your reading the chart "upside-down" again...
How many times have I told you!?"

34 posted on 06/14/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: az_gila

But, by this time next week it will be 9,000 as the initial will unexpectedly rise again from the revised final for this week.

If the general public just saw a line-graph of this they’d run fom Obamugabe like from a wasps’ nest!


35 posted on 06/14/2012 8:38:35 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: MNDude

Why all the guessing? Why do we need to try and guess what the numbers are going to be? Why do we have to “revise” the numbers? Why can’t we just WAIT until the actual, real numbers come out?


36 posted on 06/14/2012 8:41:39 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: az_gila

Exactly


37 posted on 06/14/2012 8:55:10 AM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: MNDude

If I had a $100 for everytime the word “unexpected” was used to discribe the employment numbers I would be part of the evil 1%.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 9:04:11 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: MNDude

And the stock market is up 100 plus. Everything is fine nothing to see here, move on


39 posted on 06/14/2012 9:05:23 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: MNDude

Obama was very excited to hear what today was. Until someone finally quietly corrected him and said, “it’s flag day,sir.”


40 posted on 06/14/2012 9:10:03 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: MNDude
"Unexpected"

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

41 posted on 06/14/2012 9:10:35 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: MNDude
"The increase surprised economists, "

62 out of 66 weeks and they're "surprised."

These must be the same dopey clowns that Obama refers to when he starts his sentences with "All the economists agree...."

42 posted on 06/14/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: KarlInOhio

Kinda’ dated story from June 14th.

Been a few more weeks of data released since then.


43 posted on 06/14/2012 10:06:34 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570
Kinda’ dated story from June 14th.

Been a few more weeks of data released since then.

43 posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:06:34 PM by PeteB570

Scratching head and looking at the calendar.

So, did you bring a copy of the Wall Street Journal (or at least a sports almanac) from this future you just came from?

44 posted on 06/14/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio

Man, I lost a month somewhere - or gained one.

June? June? Damn, quarterly taxes are due in two days.


45 posted on 06/14/2012 11:57:39 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: MNDude

Can ONE freaking conservative that appears on TV look these idiots in the eye and ask “Just how many times does this have to happen before your puzzlement subsides? We are in the high double digits now. Surely you notice a pattern evolving...”


46 posted on 06/14/2012 1:26:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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