Jobless claims fall to pre-Sandy levels
December 13th, 2012
08:58 AM ET
1 year ago

Jobless claims fall to pre-Sandy levels

New York (CNNMoney) - First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, and are now back to pre-hurricane levels.

About 343,000 people filed initial jobless claims last week, 29,000 fewer than those who sought help in the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

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  1. plain&simple

    The economy is improving,slowly,steadily,creeping in the right direction. Slow and steady wins the race....not a popular philosophy in the era of immediate results. Only a tried and true one that has withstood the test of time. Now only if the budget issues get addressed and resolved in a compromise....will our country and its working class be able to grow into a stable future. We don't need bubbles,or rapid growth. We just need a government that works....not a room full of ideologs immovable and immune to reasonable policy decisions. The lunatic fringe cannot govern or be entrusted with the responsibility of guiding a DIVERSE NATION in a direction ALL can share in.

    December 13, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  2. ObamaUnitl2016

    Unemployment drops again? I thought FoxNews promised everyone that jobless rates would go up? Gas prices falling? They promised it would go up? You know, the more you watch the NEWS and FACTS the more Fox slips into oblivion.

    December 13, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. Rick McDoomsday

    more skewing no doubt by the Obama administration just to help him look good. I'm glad I get all my information from more reliable sources like right wing talk radio.

    December 13, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Hey, CNN. Why post December numbers at all? We all know GOPers are going to start yakkity yakking their "seasonal, holiday, Christmas", (and any other argument FOX News can come up with) numbers.

    Personally, I've never before witnessed such a large group of Americans so willing to laugh at the misery of other Americans by satisfying their own particular greed through high unemployment numbers. It's been an ongoing phenomenon for 4 years now - GOPers hoping for higher unemployment.

    December 13, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  5. Dennis Freeman

    Quick, call Jack Welch!!! The numbers must have been "cooked."

    December 13, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Do right wingnut conspiracy theorists who get their information from Fox foreign owned media, realize that 350,000 baby boomers retire each month?

    December 13, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |