Thursday, January 08, 2009

Continuing Claims

While there weren't quite as many new lucky duckies this week, the ranks of existing lucky duckies continue to swell.

Continuing claims jumped to 4.611 million in the week ended Dec.

27, the latest week for which the data is available, from 4.510 million the previous week. This was the highest reading since the week ending Nov. 20 1982.

That's slightly misleading, as the population has grown since 1982. But still a lot of lucky duckies!