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First-Time Jobless Claims Drop By 4,000

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) — Initial unemployment claims fell 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 364,000 for the week ending Dec. 17, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday.

The previous week’s revised figure was 368,000, the department said in a release.

At 380,250, the four-week moving average held under 400,000 for the sixth consecutive week.

The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in 2 1/2 years.

First-time claims for jobless benefits were the lowest in three years, department statistics indicated.

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    In PLAIN English, Uncle Scam is cooking the books again. A job category that can be manipulated at a moment’s notice has been tampered with – AGAIN.
    So WHERE ARE THE JOBS, you UPI retards?
    Stop being a part of the problem. HOW MUCH are you being PAID to make criminals in Washington look good? Did you get tired of having round heels, so you switched to getting down on your knees?
    A prostitute is a prostitute is a prostitute. Just because you mammy jammers work for a media outlet doesn’t mean you deserve to be where you are. In Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, MILLIONS of illegals are leaving untold TONS of trash in those states.
    Volunteer, you scummers. Go to those states, and help CLEAN UP the mess that’s being ‘imported’ into America. THINK once in a while, you plastic SOBs.
    What would you do if people trashed your front and back yards? Would you think enough of yourself to make the situation STOP?
    You can’t understand SIMPLE matters. How the *^++ can you report news or give America the truth?
    Strumpets, pimps and whores. Almost sounds like a law firm, doesn’t it? If you losers make more than minimum wage, start donating so you can prove that you PAY your ‘fair share.’ LOSERS.

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