Initial jobless claims at the lowest level since 2008

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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Fewer Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week. So few in fact, that initial jobless claims were at their lowest level since May 2008.

    About 366,000 people filed initial jobless claims in the week ended Dec. 10, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was a decrease of 19,000 from the prior week, and far better than the bigger influx of claims that economists were expecting.

    Less filing unemployment benefits causes jobless claims drop - Dec. 15, 2011
     
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    With the current formula, 100 million can be unemployed, out of unemployment benefits and the govt can paint a rosy picture of 5 percent unemployment.

    I'm not impressed and neither are the 10's of millions that are currently unemployed.
     
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    Good news for the country is bad news for CON$, so they just deny it.
     
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    This isn't partisan. High unemployment is bad for the country.
     
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    Let's see what that rosy picture is in February. And then let's see the REAL unemployment figures.
     
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    Your right wing is going to lose this one.

    The American people see your desire for a political outcome wanting to crush our fiscal health
     
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    Yeah, great news.... people are throwing in the towel, gubmint now doesn't count them as unemployed, even though they are, and we rejoice at 15% real unemployment.

    Call me when Obama chooses "Four more years" as his slogan.

    Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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    Sound kinda like all those saved or created jobs they were trying to take credit for.
     
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    "Initial" jobless claims. Now they are playing word games hoping that nobody notices the real unemployment figures which are around 15%. Go ahead and pat Barry on the back because not many people are laid off in December. Wait until Feb.
     
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    lie all you want about the statistics.

    Your not going to win this election by being NOTHING but negative and dooms saying
     

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