"Jobless claims rise on snow-related layoffs"! This is AP-speak for "When it snowed recently, the unemployment offices were too snowy to process some recent unemployment requests," but also? "The blizzard also likely led to more workers having to file claims because they were unable to work." Why does God hate jobs? The rolling number of people receiving unemployment is 4.6 million. Good news though! At the end of the month that number may drop by a million! Which is going to maybe make the unemployment numbers look really good! But other numbers, like "the number of new homeless," might not look as good?
Thursday, February 25th, 2010