Aw heck, it’s just too easy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week, government data showed on Thursday, highlighting continued labor market weakness.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 465,000, the Labor Department said, breaking two straight weeks of declines.

Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast claims unchanged at 450,000. The government revised the prior week’s figure up to 453,000.

3 Responses to ““Unexpec-“”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, what? The folks who actually DO the figures came back from vacation, so no more administration make-believe?

    What a pity.

  2. Teresa says:

    I’m shocked… shocked I tell you!

  3. Larry says:

    yeah, you’re right.

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