Jobless claims point to steady labor market

Oct 4, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.reuters.com

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose only slightly last week after a big drop the week before, a hopeful sign the job market is still on the mend.

Other data on Thursday showed a sharp drop in new orders for U.S. factory goods, although orders outside the transportation sector rose for a second straight month, which should calm fears of a rapid loss of momentum in factory activity.

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“AVAUNCEZ!!”

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Oct 4, 2012
 
Soooo, the big claim for Obama is that when he took over the US was hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs a month, actually in December 2008 the loss was 545,000 for that month, so that part of the Obama claim is a lie, but Obama can lose over 1.2 million a month and that's called progress? No wonder Obama couldn't say much last night.
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Oct 4, 2012
 
I guess a steady but weak pulse is a sign of life ?
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#3
Oct 4, 2012
 
The invented telemarketing to expand the econmy and employments the more employed the more they'll try to take your money even if you no longer have any money they will still keep coming at you. The land never stops selling whatever. LOL!

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Oct 4, 2012
 
Sure it sounds steady- We are steadiy losing 300K+ jobs/ month? How's that a plus?

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Oct 4, 2012
 

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When the numbers come out tomorrw, Romney's 15 min of fame from his debate performace will be over. People will be reminded the economy is continuing to slowly improve and Romney's plan would take us back to another recession/depression.

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Oct 4, 2012
 
WeTheSheeple wrote:
When the numbers come out tomorrw, Romney's 15 min of fame from his debate performace will be over. People will be reminded the economy is continuing to slowly improve and Romney's plan would take us back to another recession/depression.
Well... you can only hope

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Oct 4, 2012
 
Eron wrote:
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Well... you can only hope
I remember the Obama-Hillary debates and everyone said the same thing every time Hillary beat him in every debate. Yet Obama's the President and Hillary's Sec of State.

I'll give the GOPasaurs their 15 min. It's likely the last boost they get.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I remember the Obama-Hillary debates and everyone said the same thing every time Hillary beat him in every debate. Yet Obama's the President and Hillary's Sec of State.
I'll give the GOPasaurs their 15 min. It's likely the last boost they get.
Yeah, Hillary's problem was she was over confident. We could never expect that out of Obama....could we ?
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Oct 4, 2012
 
Holy Christ!If Bush were still President the headline would read:DEPRESSION IMMINENT!
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Oct 4, 2012
 
radiofreeamerica wrote:
Holy Christ!If Bush were still President the headline would read:DEPRESSION IMMINENT!
...average unemployment rate under Bush was 5% ya dumm dikk!
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#12
Oct 4, 2012
 
if you call 23 million unemployed and 48 million on food stamps a steady labor market...then yes, Rueters hit the nail on the head
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Oct 5, 2012
 
Dr. Bill_mr! wanna a job eddie the?;)

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Unemployment rate at 7.8%!!

Congrats President Obama on your successful reelection!!!!!!!!!!
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Oct 5, 2012
 
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Unemployment rate at 7.8%!!
Congrats President Obama on your successful reelection!!!!!!!!!!
As Jack Welch says Obama cannot win a debate but he can cook the books Chicago style. Only 800,000 people disappeared off the wanting work rolls while adding 114,000 jobs so about 685,000 folks went pffft.

Where did they go ?

Oh well , stuff like that is to expected from the Obamaites.

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Oct 5, 2012
 
xnutmegger wrote:
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As Jack Welch says Obama cannot win a debate but he can cook the books Chicago style. Only 800,000 people disappeared off the wanting work rolls while adding 114,000 jobs so about 685,000 folks went pffft.
Where did they go ?
Oh well , stuff like that is to expected from the Obamaites.
d Jack Welch knows about cooking books.

Welch is more heartless than Romney, I wonder if Romney promised him Dept. of Labor?

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xnutmegger wrote:
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As Jack Welch says Obama cannot win a debate but he can cook the books Chicago style. Only 800,000 people disappeared off the wanting work rolls while adding 114,000 jobs so about 685,000 folks went pffft.
Where did they go ?
Oh well , stuff like that is to expected from the Obamaites.
Ask the BLS. They use the identical formula to calculate the unemployment rate as they did under Shrub.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Ask the BLS. They use the identical formula to calculate the unemployment rate as they did under Shrub.
Different politically appointed managers in place.
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Oct 5, 2012
 
These jobs numbers are a total LIE......the jobs "created" are part-time, low pay, "throw-away" jobs that will suddenly "disappear" right after the election and the first of the year.(Been there, done that) On a personal note, I wanted to work for about 6 more years, in the Professional capacity that I have worked all my life to obtain through hard work and education ...... and then retire. Instead I took early retirement.....Millions upon millions of people are in the same boat that are my age. I am not sickly, nor was I planning to "give up" looking for work, however that plight has been foisted upon me by our wonderful GOOBERMINT. The jobs number is a TOTAL LIE, the GOOBERMINT just stopped counting people such as myself. I want to work, but there isn't a job over minimum wage in the state of Texas......the reason I know that is that my neighbors all have those types of jobs.......where $9.00 an hour, part time (slinging burgers and fries)is considered a very HIGH wage no matter what your education level or experience.....whoooppppieee.. .go and try to pay bills on that amount of money. In my neighborhood, everyone I know is getting food stamps. You people are being HOODWINKED by the GOOBERMINT machine. Companies are now being FORCED to hold back on layoffs right now just to Obama can get re-elected. Good Luck to y'all.......I'm droppin' out....Right after the first of the year......LOOK OUT.
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Oct 5, 2012
 
xnutmegger wrote:
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As Jack Welch says Obama cannot win a debate but he can cook the books Chicago style. Only 800,000 people disappeared off the wanting work rolls while adding 114,000 jobs so about 685,000 folks went pffft.
Where did they go ?
Oh well , stuff like that is to expected from the Obamaites.
See my post below and maybe you will be able to figure it out.
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Oct 5, 2012
 
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Unemployment rate at 7.8%!!
Congrats President Obama on your successful reelection!!!!!!!!!!
Agree, Repubs are going to have to go into full spin mode.

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