Spinning Friday's News?

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  1. Annie
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    Can people claim unemployment from being off work for a few days to a week due to storms?

    UPDATE 1-Winter storms to distort US jobless figures-Summers | Reuters

     
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    in nc you have a 2 week waiting period after you file...so you have to be out of work a week and then wait a week for the check....so not here....
     
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    That's what I thought. Now I'm sure money was lost. Some businesses may well have gone down, but reflected by Friday's numbers? That sounds a little unlikely.
     
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    o this winter has had an impact...on stores etc....for some it will be good for some it wont...but it has not hit the stats yet...and it wont be in the unemployment stats...think about restaurants etc....how the storms have done them....we had storms on major holidays...new years....valentines....
     
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    A really lame, last-minute grasping at straws for an excuse.
     
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    I agree. Those numbers must be really bad...
     
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    Y'think?:lol:
     
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    and wouldnt it be wonderful if the numbers werent.....people need to stop rejoicing in the faults and failures of this administration...and pull together...i wonder if any president will ever be able to unite this country?
     
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    I'm not rejoicing, indeed I fear I'll be collecting unemployment in a few months. There's a world of difference between rejoicing in failure and the agreement to take the country off a cliff to bankruptcy. We may well all get to see a 'world without America' as we've known it.
     
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    There's a BIG difference between poking fun at and rejoicing. I DO get a bit of smug satisfaction from the fact Obama has turned out to be exactly as I predicted he would.

    Hard to unite a country when half its population is out to turn it into something it was never meant to be.
     
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