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Jobless Numbers Up 4,000 From Last Report

From a seemingly no longer surprised Associated Press:

More people applied for unemployment benefits

September 8, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence that the job market isn’t improving.

Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 414,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The AP does a little sleight of hand here in order to be able to report that the new claims number just "ticked up slightly" from the previous week.

The AP artfully ignores the fact that the previous week’s jobless numbers were revised up (just as they always are under Obama) by 2,000 to 412,000.  So this week’s increase is actually 4,000 from the AP’s last report.

As far as the readers of the AP know, the number last week was 412,000. So this week’s increase is actually twice what the AP is claiming. Which is not quite ‘ticking up slightly.’

It’s a small point, perhaps. But it is quite revealing of how the AP goes out of its way to play down the bad news for Obama. Just like they went out of their way to play up the bad news for Bush

The report suggests companies aren’t significantly increasing layoffs, despite weak economic growth. But it also signals that little hiring is taking place

The hell you say!

Hurricane Irene didn’t affect applications…

But just wait until next week.

For the record, the usual ‘experts’ at Reuters had expected jobless claims to go down to 405,000.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 8th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Jobless Numbers Up 4,000 From Last Report”

  1. untrainable says:

    They forgot to say “unexpectedly” ticked up.
    These labor “experts” are an even bigger joke than the big O himself.

  2. Chinnubie says:

    I should quit my part-time gig and get on the unemployment roles just to add to the increasing uptick. I’m going to upset the government for getting the part-time job because they are going to lower my monthly foodstamp allowance and I know Obama doesn’t want me to wean myself off of government subsistence. What’s kind of funny to me are how people get on government subsidies and the politicians that provide them automatically think they will vote for them. I think most people know subsidies are subsistence and to remain influenced by them only drags you down. I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong?

  3. GetBackJack says:

    This is starting to “unexpectedly” feel like Stalin’s Ukrainian decimation of farmers resisting collectivization.

  4. River0 says:

    It has become crystal clear who the Democrats are and what they’re up to. This is the ultimate test of character and honesty for the American people. If they don’t react with revulsion and alacrity to remove the present administration, then our republic is already lost.

  5. Hopefully, this SOB will soon join those ranks.

    Copyright Troll Righthaven Goes on Life Support

    Schadenfreude!, Mr. Steve.

  6. Georgfelis says:

    Does anybody know where to get the Labor Department’s monthly “Expected” increase/decrease in unemployment applications for the past three years?

    I’m willing to bet if you take unemployment applications for Jan 2009, and add/subtract the “Expected next month” numbers from it every month up to the present, you would have 110% employment in the country right now.

    Even better, if you can compare the “Expected” and the “Actual” (after adjustment, always upwards of course) numbers for the time period, you have a “Bias factor” you can apply to their monthly numbers now. Or you can examine the change over time, as the Labor Department puts out wrong-er and wrong-er numbers.

    Oh the joy of numbers.

    • sticks says:

      Actually all this math stuff is way too complicated, if your the labor department all you have to do is cut open a chicken, throw it’s entrails on the ground and stare at the pile intently with a furrowed brow. Then after a few minutes pronounce that next weeks unemployment claims will fall to 400,000 some odd. Much easier and probably just as accurate as whatever arcane method they actually use.

  7. canary says:

    Word in media is Obama is looking to make more green jobs. Which means only a few more worthless jobs.

    Going green during a financial crisis is what’s killing American’s. The EPA going after farmers for dust when
    there are natural droughts, tornadoes, storms, flooding since the beginning of time. And he has the nerve to
    have children working on his WH plantation stirring up human sludge.

    The AP giving reports scientists have found a new disease!!! The most dangerous disease America has ever dealt with in history.

    This is isolating an entirely “new” type fat gene that 1 out of 3 Americans have in them that shows they will get adult onset blood sugar problems and heart diseases.

    Now, wouldn’t they have to test all Americans to be so bold to announce something so insane? Or is this a typo. It certainly follows the fear-mongering of regulating food. Fat’s and calories, but the government doesn’t care to enforce labeling food coming from countries outside the U.S. Forget the calories, do something about the “Distributed” by a companies, but no knowledge where the food is coming from.
    Reminds me of this weird movie school showed when I was in 5th grade. Futuristic. A couple did something wrong and didn’t get their food ration ticket, and it ends with them in line to get their next, and the wives arm is gone because they had to eat it. So many prophetic movies that saw.

    And they are pushing dangerous wireless “Smart Meters” so they can follow everything you as you use electricity. They cause cancer, can start fires, and the sound waves wake people up. They could set it to just do a reading once an hour, and people are strangely waking up once an hour.
    If something says “Smart” or “Green” pay attention.

  8. Tater Salad says:

    Jobless numbers are the result of Barack’s socialist agenda as we all know. Obama will NOT bring jobs back to the United States as we speak. He has numerous bills on his desk right now that would do this. He will not. Why? He wants these jobs that would return to the USA to go to his Union thugs …..only….. and not to any non-Union American workers. As simple as that. This is NOT be told to the public!

    Barack Obama and his Union thugs, Richard Trumpka (AFL-CIO), Teamsters boss “Little” Jimmy Hoffa and Obama’s SEIU / Acorn friends are part of this!

    Here is your typical Public Sector Union employee, better known as a parasite on the taxpayers wallet:

    The battle with Public Unions is about them delivering services at a cost that the taxpayers are “willing to afford”.


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