Thursday, July 22, 2010

99'ers are the only growth area

Weekly unemployment claims were up sharply but that has more to do with the previous week's Monday holiday driving its number down than from any noticeable change in the labor picture. The Senate managed to squeeze out funding for extended benefits but has no intention of doing anything for the 99'ers who don't get benefits anymore or the one third of the unemployed who never got any coverage. This is by far the worst it has been since the last Republican Depression and getting worse. If words don't get through to your conservative friends make them look at this chart.