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Unemployment claims hit four-month high: increase 46K to 388K. Jobless claims increased by 46,000 to 388,000 in the week ended Oct. 13 from a revised 342,000 the prior period the Labor Department figures showed today in Washington.

Unemployment Rate, State by State Click Here

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August unemployment rate at 8.1%.

Mitt Romney claimed,

For every net new job created, nearly four Americans gave up looking for work entirely. This is more of the same for middle class families who are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. After 43 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent, it is clear that President Obama just hasn’t lived up to his promises and his policies haven’t worked. We aren’t better off than they were four years ago.”

Record 88,921,000 Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’—119,000 Fewer Employed in August Than July  Click Here

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US jobless claim rises again.  The  Labor department reported an  increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 365,000 in the week ended July 28, 2012. Also, factory orders unexpectedly fell in June, the latest sign that the slowing economy is sapping demand. July’s payroll report is released tomorrow.

Department of Labor Plans to Cut Thousands of Military Jobs  Click Here

Defense cuts would be step toward ‘hollow’ force. Click Here

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