Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday Is New Jobless Day

And it's a banner day for lucky duckies.

First-time jobless claims for state unemployment benefits for the week ended July 26 rose 44,000 to 448,000 - an unusually high gain as the government moved to enroll workers in a new extended federal benefits program and found some percentage qualified for regular benefits, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

...more here.