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March 26, 2009

U.S. Jobless Rolls Increase to Record 5.56 Million

Filed under: FYI,unemployment,US — DF @ 1:06 pm
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According to DOL, Bloomberg: “The number of people collecting U.S. jobless benefits rose to a record 5.56 million, indicating more Americans are spending longer periods out of work. Initial claims topped 600,000 for an eighth straight time.

Total benefit rolls jumped by 122,000 in the week ended March 14, from 5.44 million the previous week, the Labor Department said today in Washington. Initial jobless applications last week rose 8,000 to 652,000, in line with forecasts.”

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