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Shocker: Jobless Claims Up Most In OH And PA

From Breitbart:

Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

by Joel B. Pollak | November 15, 2012

From the Department of Labor press release this morning:

In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 439,000, an increase of 78,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 361,000. The 4-week moving average was 383,750, an increase of 11,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 372,000.

Some of the new claims, especially in New Jersey, were due to Hurricane Sandybut these were offset by a decline in claims filed in New York.

So the number of new unemployment claims went down in New York? Which, together with New Jersey, took the brunt of Sandy?

The highest numbers of new filings came from Pennsylvania and Ohio, where there were thousands of layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, and automobile industries.

None of which would seem to be immediately affected by Sandy. In fact, construction jobs should have gone up.

Both states had been targeted by the presidential campaigns. President Obama highlighted his record of job creation in Ohio in particular, focusing on the automobile industry.

[Ohio] reported 6,450 new jobless claims in the week after the election–second-highest after Pennsylvania, which recorded 7,766 new claims.

It’s too late now. They’ve signed on for another four more years of the same.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Shocker: Jobless Claims Up Most In OH And PA”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Karma can be a real bitch sometimes.

    • canary says:

      To think I thought Pennsylvania regretted their voting Obama in 2008. I think my relatives in PA voted Republican. They are poor, but patriots from both sides of my parents.

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