Jobless Claims At 16-Year High

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Jobless Claims At 16-Year High

The number of new applicants for unemployment benefits jumped to 542,000, the highest since 1992. What do you think?
  • "I hope the problem does not reach previously unscathed sectors, such as the sixth floor of the Thompson Center, cubicle 17."

    Thomas Belew
    Systems Analyst
  • "It's not that bad. That spike just represents the new applicants. Some of those claims will doubtless get turned down."

    Laura Fripp
    Hair Stylist
  • "Does that mean the unemployment office is hiring to help process the claims?"

    Paul Mastelotto
    Unemployed
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