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The Real Trend for New Jobless Claims

Magna Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:33 AM
Are you speaking of the Murder capital of the United States ? Worse than any Middle East Country -the Death Toll is Horrendous ! Perhaps it has to do with all of the gangs that are from illegitimate children of Blacks and Latinos -FBI statistics bear this out -and of course -Liberals either deny or play the blame game about it -so cut your cra* -Ignorant no nothing LIbturds - Of course Obama thrived there as a "Community Organizer" more like activist with all of the other Radicals in that town -who would want to hold the Olympics in that violent City!
Lars795 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 12:01 AM

Once you've lived over there for more than a year, then come back to the US.

Do not blame "whites" for your own idiotic problems. Get off your lazy a$$ and get a job, any job, whether it is flipping burgers, sweeping the streets, or cleaning up the dog poo in the park.
When you have gone through the garbage of others, looking for anything that might be of use, and that includes food, then you might have earned the right to complain. Otherwise those of us who have do not want to hear your whiny voice.
Lars795 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:56 PM
You forget that the blacks that came from Africa as slaves were already slaves in Africa. Which means that Africans were enslaving each other. And selling each other for profit.

Now do not tell me I do not understand being poor, finding a piece of stale bread on the street and thinking I had just found a pot of gold. Putting together a place to have shelter from from the things around me. Straining water through an old t-shirt to drink. You b_t_h and moan about not being understood and HAVING to live off welfare; man you have it easy, try to avoid being hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, while trying to beg for anything that others will give you.

You don't like the United States, go back to Africa where your ancestors came from.
madblackwmn Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 2:29 PM
Obviously you were born white. You have never known what it means to have to rely on the white race to give you their left overs. You don't understand all those welfare people because you have always taken for granted the fact that this country is run and dominated by white people. You get on these websites and start complaining about the very people you victimized. If you hate black people and the poor and immigrants, then greedy white people should have gotten off their buts and done their own work, but no they had to drag black people over to some country they found and kill all its people and enslave and use them them to greedily take over anothers land. White people have created the very problem they despise, so HA HA on you

What's wrong with using moving averages to assess trends in economic data? After all, it's a practice that is endorsed by the Federal Reserve.

That question arises today because of the WSJ's Josh Mitchell's analysis from last Friday, which suggests that initial jobless claims are trending down:

The number of Americans applying for unemployment insurance has fallen sharply since summer. The four-week moving average...

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