Jobless Claims Rise "Unexpectedly" to Highest Level in 9 Months
Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression and possibly is the worst jobs president in US History.
(Source: US Misery Index)
The democrats wanted to fundamentally change America. They did.
The US unemployment rate has not fallen below 10.8 percent in the last
12 13 months. This is unprecedented.
New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows.
The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the fourth increase in the past five weeks. Wall Street economists forecast that claims would drop.
The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose by 8,000 to 482,500, the highest since December. There were no special factors that distorted the numbers, a Labor Department analyst said.
The increase suggests the economy is creating even fewer jobs than in the first half of this year, when private employers added an average of about 100,000 jobs per month. That’s barely enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising. The jobless rate has been stuck at 9.5 percent for two months.
Stock futures fell on the news.