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  1. “Horse manure.” I like that, and agree. (grin)

    Comment by zf — January 17, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

  2. [...] Unemployment Claims Post, Jan. 17 – Readers may recall that raw (i.e., not seasonally adjusted) claims were greater than the same week a year ago for the first time in what I said was a long but undefined time for a truly comparable full business week. I have now found that “the last truly comparable week when current year claims exceeded the comparable full business week in the prior year” was the week of October 31, 2009, or 167 weeks ago. That is ominous. (Data can be found by going to this interactive link at the Department of Labor) [...]

    Pingback by BizzyBlog — January 22, 2013 @ 2:06 am

  3. [...] Finally, in perhaps the most ominous sign of decay, last week’s report on initial jobless claims told us that the raw number of claims filed (i.e., before seasonal adjustment) was greater than the comparable week a year ago — the first time this has happened in a truly comparable non-holiday week since October 2009. [...]

    Pingback by BizzyBlog — January 22, 2013 @ 8:14 am

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