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View Diary: At 336,000, first-time unemployment benefit claims are holding at a new, lower plateau (30 comments)

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  •  We are still seeing a lot of layoffs (0+ / 0-)

    It's just that they're somewhat offset by new openings. Companies eager to juice their quarterly numbers are still announcing consolidations, down-sizing, office-closings, plant-closings, etc. And then there are the public employee jobs especially at state and local levels -- teachers, police, firefighters, any agency that depends on federal funding.

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