Initial Unemployment Claims

The headline, New Jobless Claims Lowest of Bush Tenure.

“The Labor Department (news – web sites) reported Wednesday that new applications filed for unemployment insurance dropped by a seasonally adjusted 15,000 to 339,000 for the week ending Dec. 27.”

The reality: ETA Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report:

“The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 516,501 in the week ending Dec. 27, an increase of 91,785 from the previous week.”

I report, you decide.

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