Jobless Claims Fall To 305,000, Near 6-Year Low

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Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the second-lowest level in six years. Steady declines in applications show that very few companies are laying off workers.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average declined 7,000 to 308,000, the lowest since June 2007.

All states reported their first-time applications on time, a department spokesman said. Applications plummeted three weeks ago because computer upgrades in California and Nevada prevented them from fully reporting their data. Those states have cleared their backlogs, the spokesman said.

"Based on these figures, the labor market is getting better, albeit at a modest pace," Joseph LaVorgna, chief US economist at Deutsche Bank.

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Only 305,000 people last week lost their jobs. And you call this a victory? Only in the mind of a Liberal Obamabot would this be a good thing.
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When Obama's peeps create as many jobs as new food stamp recipients, you'll have something to boast about.
Until then, quit apologizing for Obama.
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MANY people not even counted in the numbers anymore because they are not looking.(which skews the unemployment percenatge)
When will employment numbers reach the number of people that were working before this all started!
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The four week average for new unemployment claims was over 800,000 when Obama first took office. Now it is 300,000. That is solid improvement on the mess Bush created by any measure.
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Awful Drunk wrote:
The four week average for new unemployment claims was over 800,000 when Obama first took office. Now it is 300,000. That is solid improvement on the mess Bush created by any measure.
You indeed, are an "Awful Drunk".
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True facts that can't be argued by Dems or Reps -

The four week average for new unemployment claims was over 800,000 when Obama first took office. Now it is 300,000. That is solid improvement on the mess Bush created by any measure.
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OPEN your eyes.
How many people do you know that have a failed small business or have been laid off? I network with dozens. Most of them ended up in lesser jobs after long periods without any job. I know of several people that now have to support their famlies by taking multiple part time jobs. Is your household buying power better than it was even a couple of years ago? If it is, is it because YOU went out? If not, I would love to hear the reason, because it sure isn't because you dollar buys more...
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Schmahl Spew wrote:
True facts that can't be argued by Dems or Reps -
The four week average for new unemployment claims was over 800,000 when Obama first took office. Now it is 300,000. That is solid improvement on the mess Bush created by any measure.
Not near as many in the workforce now!

Bush did not creat by ANY measure. Plenty of blame to go around, much of it in the Democrats back yeard!
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left that for ya Sleazie!
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goose wrote:
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Not near as many in the workforce now!
Bush did not creat by ANY measure. Plenty of blame to go around, much of it in the Democrats back yeard!
Completely untrue.

True facts that can't be argued by Dems or Reps -
The four week average for new unemployment claims was over 800,000 when Obama first took office. Now it is 300,000. That is solid improvement on the mess Bush created by any measure.

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