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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick, call Jack Welch!!! The numbers must have been "cooked."
Do right wingnut conspiracy theorists who get their information from Fox foreign owned media, realize that 350,000 baby boomers retire each month?