The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of people seeking benefits dipped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000 for the week that ended March 26. That's the second decline in three weeks. As applications have fallen, hiring has started to pick up. Economists forecast that employers added a net total of 185,000 jobs in March. That would be just below February's gain of 192,000 -- the most jobs added in nearly a year. The unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 8.9 percent.
First Time Claims: 388,000 minus Job Gains: 185,00 = 203,000 new Jobless added to the number of unemployed Americans. Then count in the number of forgotten "99ers"............ What a spin! The job situation is not getting better - there are fewer jobs to lose!
I'm afraid the country's attention has been directed towards world events and away from unemployment. The people who have pretty much maintained their lifestyle are tired of hearing about the unemployed since it's really had no effect on their lives. It's time to realize that the 99er's have lost their cause until maybe we get close to the 2012 elections. Even then, it's far from certain that any candidate would take up the 99er cause. The repubs now in control have no desire to make things better for the unemployed-misery makes Obama look bad. For DesperateInRI. I've watched your posts for a year and maybe it's time to start thinking about what your future is if you never get back in the full time work force. For those of us in our 50's and if you are in a high unemployment state, that is a real possibility. The longer we are out of the workforce, the less likely we are to get hired unless the miracle of full employment occurs. Time to think about moving to a low unemployment state or figuring out how to live outside of the mainstream grid. Not trying to be mean-it's just time to stop chasing windmills and living on unrealistic hope only.
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