November 1st, 2012
08:36 AM ET

Initial jobless claims fall

The number of people filing for initial jobless claims fell by 9,000 in the latest week to 363,000, the U.S. government just announced.

U.S. private-sector employers added 158,000 jobs in October, payroll-processor ADP says.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good day to all my blogging buddies. I'm off to a greek festival ( OPA ) and then on to the fair for that fabulous gumbo.
    I'll talk to you all later.

    November 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. John English

    I'd like to know where the 158,000 jobs are, because they're sure not where I live. I've spent hours every day, over the past three months, searching every job database I can find, and applied to over 60 positions, yet I have not yet been able to land a job. With as much experience as I have in my field, this is utterly ridiculous. This gov't report is just another "massaging of the numbers' by the Obama administration, in a desperate attempt to help him keep his job.

    November 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anne Sardina

      Every Holiday Season people hire, in January the unemployment will rise again, funny how all of a sudden its getting better, after Benghazi, I would'nt trust a damn thing this administration says..

      November 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sinfully Yours

    Get a job you bums!

    November 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. fernace

    Hey, to all my blog buds! Chrissy, especially glad for you that you finally got intouch w/your daughter! Read your worried posts last night, but can't respond past 400 posts on my phone! Bless you & your girl! Scottish Mama & Hide Behind your posts are inspiring! I'm rich in love, family & friends, but poor financially & doing all I can to rectify that! As I've said before, not all of us aspire to be a millionaire, middleclass life is great & luckily our President stands up for our way of life! That can't be said of the numerous congress people who has obstructed our progress! Thanks, all for making my day! Bigwillie Style, you are spot on!!

    November 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Patrick

    Later me and Banasy and Jeff Frank might go have a few drinks. Wanna join us?

    November 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Name s kel

      duhhhh I wanna go too.

      November 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      S kel, Patrick is a troll.
      My husband and I would gladly go out with you and your wife, and JF and *his* wife, but the cretin above?
      If he were dying of dehydration, I *might* give him some water from a port-a-potty pit...and I stress *might*.

      November 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bronco bamma

    Of course jobless claims fell. It's november now and the welfare kings n queens realize foodstamps don't buy Xmas gifts. Jobless claims will go back up come January mark my words.

    November 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      You don't get SNAP from unemployment.
      Nice rant, though.

      November 1, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bronco bamma

      thx for completely ignoring the point. Noone unemployed gets food stamps. That never happens right? Jeez must be bliss living in a non-reality based world when more people are on "SNAP" than ever before in the history of this nation.

      November 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You had no point, other than to bash people whose lives you haven't got an inkling of...these reports are of initial unemployment claims, therefore your absurd rant is moot.

      November 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    I wish people who spew this so called Obamas "socialist agenda" would get some education! Unless you understand the meaning of the word, you can't make an a viable arguement for or against! All Westernized governments have some sort of socialized policies in place that people Pay for through taxes! Look at your paycheck & realize that some of those taxes go to a fund that's supposed to be a safetynet for us all, in case of trouble, such as W's pillaging & plundering! Due to the fall out of the last admin, we are using this help, that we payed for, more than ever & has helped to stave off utter chaos & poverty! Due to the obstruction of a congress w/an agenda other than recovery, we're still using that help! But not for much longer! By Tuesday Obama will have a less hostile congress & we can actually move forward!!

    November 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ronnie Stonestreet

      fernace
      You hit the nail on the head, great post.

      November 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • EvilUSA

      Finally someone who has common scenes. It's very hard to find some days:) bless you:)
      And for all the UnAmericans out there that think their Countrymen are of no use any longer, including the Veterans that have been blown to pieces in YOUR REPUBLICAN WAR's Who are also on Welfare Remember These words!
      "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

      November 9, 2012 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • The Beeg

      Well spoken. Funny how the "Obama's a socialist" republicans will then take a deep breath and go on to spout about how he's in the pocket of the insurance companies. Apparently cognitive dissonance is now a requirement for party membership.

      November 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. krehator

    Republicans: If unemployment goes down 1 point, no big deal. If it goes up one point the sky is falling..

    November 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Ben Rivera

    I was unemployed and when my benefits ran out I was counted as IF I got work when really I was unemployed and without benefits. Plus many people do not have anything more than part time jobs with zero unemployment insurance.. this economy sucks!

    November 13, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
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