Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday Is New Jobless Day

457K new lucky duckies.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000 in the week ended June 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The decline in claims was the largest since the week ended April 17.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected claims to fall to 460,000 from the previously reported 472,000, which was revised up to 476,000 in Thursday's report.
Yes, still high.