WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people filing an initial claim for U.S. jobless aid rose more than expected to 352,000 last week, a government report showed on Thursday.
Initial jobless claims rose 15,000 from an upwardly revised 337,000 in the prior week, the Labor Department said. Economists forecast a climb to 340,000 from the originally reported 335,000 in the week ended Oct. 2.
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The moving average was at its highest since 355,500 in the week ended Feb. 28. [my emphasis]
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Great numbers, President Livin' Large. And these folks who have lost their jobs and their unemployment benefits have run out, they'll get a job if they get a degree? Hmmm. How they gonna pay for it, Helmet Head?
That's just as brainy as having people start 'healthcare savings accounts' for catastrophic illness. Where are they gonna get that money, bitch? Yeah, President Resolute, gonna give 'em a $300 tax rebate and they can save for school and healthcare. Where will they get that money when they have to pay for shit like gold-plated prescription drugs, diamond-infused gasoline, and those annoying food/rent/heat/light/transportation things.
It's like the cast of fucking Hee Haw is running the fucking country. Howdeeee!