November 16, 2012

“Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit”


Ironically, all those Philly precincts that went 99-100% for Obama — Philly being in Pennsylvania, if I remember correctly — essentially voted to kill off other parts of the state.

If this keeps up, and it surely must, Bernancke is going to have to start a quantitative easing program for EBT cards.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:31am

Comments (9)

  1. I think the people of Pennsylvania might benefit from signing this petition.

  2. stockpile! faster!

  3. To: Marcellus Shale Drillers, Tioga County, PA
    From: State of Pennsylvania
    Re: Delinquent Drilling Royalties

    Per our earlier correspondence, we note that we still have not received the sixteen gazillion dollars that you owe us thanks to the recent vote by our good friends in certain Philadelphia precincts. Please remit payment immediately.

    To: State of Pennsylvania
    From: Free State of Tioga
    Re: Unlawful extortion

    For the last time, idiots: we ain’t paying squat to you and your Occupy stooges. You want our money? Come and get it. ‘Til then, quit sending us all these notices. Or at least use softer paper — your current stationery leaves much to be desired as bathroom tissue.

  4. No one who reads here (note that the trolls really don’t read anything, they scan and project) is surprised by this. I would not be surprised if the number of people laid off reach the millions before the end of the year.

    Sometimes, being right sucks.

  5. Mandate! Isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, eh Buh-rock?

  6. – To be fair, several states such as California, Washinton, and Or-ree-gone, have beem consistantly late in providing their monthly jobs figures, in addition to the change in rolling average approach used to calculate the published numbers for any given period.

    – Also it should be mentioned that original figures are generally revised several times for any given three month period to even the outlier peaks and valleys, and yeild a more consistant graduation overall.

    – In summary, it’s all quite complicated, and well beyond the grasp of you bitterclinger, godbotheriung hobbits, so just relax and let us take care of it. With any luck at all we should have the “adjusted” figures out sometime right after innauguration.

  7. This is the era of “unexpectedly”.

  8. Hmmm, I live in Oh but work in Pa. My employer just laid off just over half of our laborers today. I wonder……

  9. Oh, and these were semiskilled not min wage jobs. Over the summer we couldn’t keep up with demand, now it’s slower than slow. Slower than our seasonal slow.