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Unemployment Claims Up, but it’s Sunshine for Maddow Blogger-Producer

MariansMusings Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:43 PM
No, many are not eligible for the benefits. Like the self-employed, whose business has tanked. Like construction workers or commissioned sales people.

Weekly claims for unemployment rose by 20,000 people last week.

That’s 362,000 workers who now don’t have jobs. And that’s 7,000 more out-of-work persons than economists had predicted- but don’t worry.

Everything is still great for Obama.

Every time we get bad news like this, it just seems to get better and better for Obama.

The Chicago Sun Times says that claims are up, but the good news is that they still suggest “modest hiring.”

MSNBC blogger Steve Benen, who is also a producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, says that claims are up,...