New claims for jobless benefits at 4-year low

This seems like more good news for the country:

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 359,000, the lowest level since April 2008, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

I bolded the “seasonally adjusted” for my conservative friends who are convinced that the Labor Department is fudging the numbers to make the president look good. I don’t agree with them but I’m amused by their conspiracy theories and so I like to do what I can to encourage them.

The BLS will be releasing the jobs reports a week from today and I will be updating this chart then.

Obama re-election chances based on monthly jobs growth.

I’m hoping for good news, both for the country and for the president’s reelection chances.

We’re all hoping for good news, right conservative friends? Right?

How did that cricket get in here?

About Wiesman

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