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Surprise: Employment Benefits Drop while Jobless Rate Goes Up?

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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:23 AM
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Surprise: Employment Benefits Drop while Jobless Rate Goes Up?


chicagoindiepress.com

Are U.S. firms shedding fewer jobs? That could be the case according to the Department of Labor. In a new report, applications for jobless benefits decreased last week to the second lowest level in 2010. Claims dropped 17,000 for the week ending on 12/4.

U.S. Claims have been decreasing over the past few months, despite news from Labor that in November, joblessness increased. Jobless benefits dropped to 410,000 two weeks ago, marking the lowest mark in two years.

But will hiring pick up?

Ana
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:23 AM
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The keyword for the current consumer data is "seasonal". Christmas is just around the corner and people are spending more.

The real US job figure remains high and ever increasing. Temporary and part-time jobs popping up, and if this what the figures made up by government are all about, we're in for more tough times ahead.

chicagoindiepress.com
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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Any port in the storm....the #'s of unemployed will always decrease during the holiday season due to the temporary help hired in the Malls, etc.

How many will be kept after the holidays is iffy. As for the unemployment filings going down...how many have run out of time on their claims or just haven't refiled.

Bottom line is I do not trust the government #'s...they will never tell us the truth and they will never add up.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:42 AM
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Bit of a catch 22 there.

As more and more business's go under, creating less jobs and more need for unemployment benefit where does that leave you?

Screwed.

Thing is, the situation isn't much better over the water here.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 04:06 AM
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Nah.. Just good old fashioned manipulation of statistics.. Have to paint a rosy picture for the holiday season.. Cant have people stop spending for christmas over a little thing like unemployment figures...



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 05:36 AM
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Yes, the numbers are misleading, but hopefully the people who are doing some of this seasonal work can get some good references and use it to get permanent work later on.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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How is this a surprise at all? Millions of people got their unemployment benefits cut so it's equally logical that millions of people are unemployed.

The jobless rate will keep on rising as we're clearly not out of this economical 'phunk' and more people need to loose their job in order to follow the agenda of TPTB... being, cut off employment on a massive scale then cut the unemployment benefits at the worst time ever (winter) and look at the 'flies' drop one after the other.

Keep an eye on the homeless rate in 6 months, that's gonna be a surprise!

Sad but freakin' reality...

So no, no surprise here!
edit on 11-12-2010 by pipconvert because: Typo



posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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Are U.S. firms shedding fewer jobs? That could be the case according to the Department of Labor. In a new report, applications for jobless benefits decreased last week to the second lowest level in 2010. Claims dropped 17,000 for the week ending on 12/4.


So the figures dropped for ONE WHOLE WEEK!!! WOW


This is great news for week ending 12/4 but what about week ending 12/11 and week ending 12/18?
Let us not mention week ending 11/28 for gods sake...

Like you said, the media doesn't want to encourage scrooges. This is typical MSM.

Thanks for the post, star and flag.




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