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slowly, surely

The Hill: Initial claims for unemployment dropped unexpectedly last week providing another signal that the job market is improving although at a slow pace.

Claims dropped by 37,000 to 404,000 in the week ended Jan. 15 from the previous week’s revised 441,000, the largest drop since February 2010, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The four-week moving average was 411,750, a better gauge than the weekly figures, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 415,750.

Small and large businesses have said they would accelerate hiring this year, and other sectors in the economy, such as the manufacturing sector and consumer spending have show positive signs of growth that could propel job creation….

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4 Responses to “slowly, surely”


  1. January 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Good morning everybody…I heard about new nbc poll
    numbers http://on.msnbc.com/iky9JS for Pres.Obama so I caught some of Morning
    Joke…Arianna Huff’n’Puff was a guest and that
    look on her face while chuck todd gave details on
    poll results was priceless..She picked the wrong
    day to go on to bash POTUS…
    chuck explained that 55% of the people like the direction of the economy and they liked
    his “Style” & how he kept a level head…Huff’n’Paint couldn’t unpack her tired “The President doesn’t get it” meme…hehe..Guess the everyday blue collar people she rides the bus with home from work
    weren’t polled :)

    • 2 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 20, 2011 at 10:41 am

      THAT’S A GOOD ONE…I LOVE THE ‘HUFF’N’PAINT’ DESCRIPTION….WELL SAID!…:)

    • 3 Theo67
      January 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      That new poll is a nice gift for the two year anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration. I’m sure things will get crazy and negative again soon – especially after the SOTU next week wehn the President will undoubtedly tell some hard truths; but for now, it’s a very nice present indeed.

  2. 4 anniebella
    January 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    President Obama is a darn good president, he has always had my support, even when others were talking about how they get tired of defending him. I don’t reget my vote for him, not one bit.


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