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When the media parrots the word “unexpected,” they’re trying to be funny… right?

WASHINGTON—The number of people claiming new jobless benefits rose again last week, an unexpected gain fueled in part by a labor dispute at Verizon Communications Inc.

Initial jobless claims climbed by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 417,000 in the week ended Aug. 20, the Labor Department said Thursday. Claims filed in the previous week were revised up to 412,000 from an originally reported 408,000.

In other news, the Obama administration is considering “further actions to strengthen the housing market,” which can only mean more bad news for the economy on the horizon.

Also, check out this headline. The media’s doing their best, aren’t they?

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5 Responses to “‘Unexpected’ (do a shot): Jobless Claims Rise”

  1. Granny55 on August 25th, 2011 12:51 pm

    We could make a drinking game of almost every policy this incompentent administration has pulled out of their arse – but none of has time to chug a lug because we are too busy working to pay for the insanity of Jug Ears Hussein.

    Bush = $4 trillion in debt in 8 years = Unpatriotic

    Obama = $4 trillion in debt in 3 years = Rescuing Us From Bush

    Whod-da-thunk???

  2. sizemorew on August 25th, 2011 2:16 pm

    We could make a drinking game of it, but it's kind of hard to work to pay for all the booze required when you're already completely blitzed five minutes into the game start.

  3. SignPainterGuy on August 25th, 2011 2:34 pm

    Your boss would fire you, unless you`re self employed, in which case, your customers would fire you !

  4. SignPainterGuy on August 25th, 2011 2:39 pm

    Best I can tell, Zero is working hardest during his "working vacation" at trying to avoid the cameras on the golf course (not too successfully), ridin` girlie bikes and eatin` soft-serve ice cream.

  5. Dexter_Alarius on August 25th, 2011 3:57 pm

    What are we up to, 150 consecutive weeks of job losses?
    I may be going out on a limb here, but if we lose jobs again next week, I may not be very surprised about it.

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