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Bernanke unemployment high, Labor Day weekend August 31, 2012, Fed can do more, Economic recovery far from satisfactory, Jobless claims 374,000

Bernanke unemployment high, Labor Day weekend August 31, 2012, Fed can do more, Economic recovery far from satisfactory, Jobless claims 374,000 “We tried our plan—and it worked. That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.”…Barack Obama “after 29 months of allegedly stellar job growth under Obama, the jobless rate is still 8.3%. By this point in the Reagan and Bush jobs recoveries, the unemployment rate was 7.2% and 4.9%, respectively. If we were one of those fact-checking organizations, we’d give StephanieRead More


Lon Monk testifies Rezko gave him $70,000 to $90,000, Blagojevich trial testimony, May of 2004, Health Planning Board Rigging with Obama help

Lon Monk testifies Rezko gave him $70,000 to $90,000, Blagojevich trial testimony, May of 2004, Health Planning Board Rigging with Obama help “Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells “I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich “The last thing Sen. Barack Obama and Gov.Read More


Unemployed data, Facts, May 8, 2010, Unemployment rate rises to 9.9 %, Employment rises 290,000, Emergency Unemployment Compensation rises 153,786

Unemployed data, Facts, May 8, 2010, Unemployment rate rises to 9.9 % Three things happened last week that caused me to ponder what is going on with our economy. The stock market plunged. Confusing numbers from the government about employment and unemployment were released. Many colleges were winding down their academic year. With this comes millions of young adults entering the work force part time or full time. What kind of job market will they encounter? Consider these numbers and data released last week by the Federal Government. Nonfarm payrollRead More


Jobless claims, March 19, 2010, Small decline, Little evidence companies are ready to hire, 457,000 from 462,000, Economists predicted 455,000

Jobless claims, March 19, 2010, Small decline From Market Watch, March 18, 2010. “Weekly jobless claims decline 5,000 to 457,000” “The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 in the latest week, marking the third straight drop, but there’s little evidence companies are ready to hire at a pace that would sharply reduce the nation’s high jobless rate. In the week ended March 13, initial claims dropped to a seasonally-adjusted 457,000 from 462,000 in the prior week, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch predictedRead More


Jobless claims jump to 496,000, February 25, 2010, new claims for unemployment benefits, four week average rose, 8.4 million jobs lost, 4.6 million continuing claims, North Carolina had biggest increase

Jobless claims jump to 496,000, February 25, 2010 From Fox News,  February 25, 2010. “New Jobless Claims Jumped to 496,000 as Heavy Snow Caused Rise in Layoffs” “The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise.” “The department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment insurance rose by 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 496,000. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a drop to 455,000.” “The four-week average has risen by about 30,000 in the past month, raising concernsRead More