March 4 2010


Jobless claims, March 4 2010, Jobless claims fall, Total beneficiaries rise, Number of people out of work more than six months surged

Jobless claims, March 4 2010 From The Wall Street Journal Market Watch, March 4, 2010. “Jobless claims fall 29,000 to 469,000” “The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits declined by 29,000 in the week ending Feb. 27 to a seasonally adjusted 469,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.” “Initial claims in the most recent week were about 8% higher than at the beginning of the year. Economists who follow the data aren’t sure if the increase reflects a weaker job market or is due primarily to non-economic factors, suchRead More