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Jobless Claims Rise Again

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Good economic news doesn’t last long these days, so it’s no surprise that after last week’s low number there was a big jump in initial jobless claims reported this week. 329,000 new claims were filed while economists were expecting 315,000.…

304K Initial Jobless Claims

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Initial jobless claims beat expectations again, coming in at 304,000. So, does this mean that Fed Chair Janet Yellen is correct, and the Fed’s monetary policy is helping the employment situation? Or could there be another explanation? For all those…

339,000 Initial Jobless Claims

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There were 339,000 initial jobless claims in the last week of 2013. This is being reported as a drop since the week before was revised from 338,000 to 341,000. Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week, ending the year on…