Unemployment insurance weekly claims, February 21, 2013, US Labor Dept., Increase of 20k, 4 week moving average up 8 thousand, Labor force dropouts not reflected

Unemployment insurance weekly claims, February 21, 2013, US Labor Dept., Increase of 20k, 4 week moving average up 8 thousand, Labor force dropouts not reflected

“With a 63.7% labor force participation, “conditions in the labor market are considerably worse than indicated” in July’s report”…economist Joshua Shapiro, WSJ August 3, 2012

“Guilford (Large NC County) appears on it’s way to a third consecutive year with annual jobless rates in double digits. Economists say that likely hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.”…Greensboro News Record December 2, 2011

“the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”…George Orwell, “1984″


From the US Labor Dept. February 21, 2013.



In the week ending February 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 362,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 342,000. The 4-week moving average was 360,750, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 352,750.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent for the week ending February 9, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending February 9 was 3,148,000, an increase of 11,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,137,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,186,250, a decrease of 6,750 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,193,000.”


Remember, those who have dropped out of the labor force are not reflected in these figures.

30 responses to “Unemployment insurance weekly claims, February 21, 2013, US Labor Dept., Increase of 20k, 4 week moving average up 8 thousand, Labor force dropouts not reflected

  1. From previous thread.

    SueQ | February 21, 2013 at 8:28 am |

    Gallup: Washington, D.C. Has Highest LGBT Population–10%
    February 19, 2013
    By Michael W. Chapman

    Washington, DC: Highest % of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

    (CNSNews.com) – The nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., has the highest percentage – 10% — of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) in the United States, according to Gallup. The national average of people identifying as LGBT is 3.5%, and the state with the lowest percentage of LGBT is North Dakota, 1.7%.
    I wonder what percentage of that 10%, work in government?

  2. CW………….
    I traveelled to earth on June 2 1932, right smack in the middle of the alleged DEPRESSION. Indiana felt it big time,but I think not nearly as bad as much of the South. Even in the thirties Indiana was one of the heavily concentrated industrial areas of the US, and Fort Wayne was no exception. We had a large automotive oriented industrial base which prevailed clear up into the late 1960s, which included RICH UNCLE HARVEY. (International Harvester Corp). Sadly thanks to ORGANISED LABOR RICH UNCLE HARVEY decided that everything was getting to costly in Ft.Wayne,and PULLED OUT. All the UNION HORSES ASSES THOUGHT that RICH UNCLE HARVEY couldn’t do anything without them. Well they got their ears pinned back,and all they could do was W-H-I-N-E,AND BLAME THE CLOSING ON THE FORT WAYNE TAX BASE. All the UNION GOONS KNEW HOW TO SAY WAS “RICH UNCLE HARVEY”. BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE SAME MORONS EVEN TODAY STILL REFER TO IHC AS “RICH UNCLE HARVEY”. THEY STILL CAN’T GET IT THROUGH THEIR SIMPLE LITTLE MINDS THAT IHC HAS BEEN GONE FROM FORT WAYNE FOR OVER 40 YEARS.
    Cities having only a small industrial base,or no industry at all were hit the hardest during the depression which in truth continued up to WW2. Kentucky,Tennesee, North Carolina,South Carolina,and literally all through the southern tier of states……..REAL HARDSHIPS were brought about by the depression. Many families lived in pasteboard boxes along railroad right of ways. If they were lucky they might have wangled a tarpaper SHANTY. BTW this is where the hooligan hoot “SHANTY IRISH”originated. The Kennedy family were once SHANTY IRISH. While some major industries have relocated to the South (BOEING) being one of them, it will be a very long time before other industries do the same,again thanks to the “FOAMING AT THE MOUTH” UNION HORSES ASSES. The South could end up looking a lot like MOTOWN. It will be many lifetimes before Detroit is ever again what it was up until the last 15 years. I personally expect the landscape throughout the US to resemble that of Detroit for many many years to come.

  3. Illinois Newspaper Publisher: Obama Birth Certificate Doctored Fake; Calls For Investigation


  4. SUEQ….

    YOU ASK: I wonder what percentage of that 10%, work in government?

    Answer…..10%….didn’t you know that everyone in DC is on the government dole?

  5. Bob Strauss…………
    Nationally a very large portion of the LGBT call themselves ………Christians! In reality they havn’t a CLUE about Christianity,otherwise they would NOT be among the DEVIATE crowd. They simply do not understand that you CANNOT BE A HOMOSEXUAL and a Christian as well.

  6. Bob @ 10:13

    Your guess is as good as mine.

    SueQ | February 21, 2013 at 8:35 am


    Another survey by Gallup, released on Feb. 11, showed that D.C. also had the highest percentage of government workers, at 29.2%. Hawaii was ranked third at 27.8%.
    Connect the dots………………………..

    LGBT and Muslim is the latest privileged class.

  7. Many of our small business employers who are STRAIGHT hesitate to hire people who are DEVIATES,because there is a great deal of resentment of these people. Most employers will NOT KNOWINGLY hire such people. It is senseless to hire somebody who potentially will anger a lot of your employee base. The deviate might possess very desireable skills but he/she becomes unmarketable as a deviate. Many of these people are also heavy drug users,which is another facet of the same problem.

  8. Tongue in cheek………….shouldn’t blacks and hispanics be a little PO’d? What about single women? This whole thing is going to colapse on itself.

  9. Sueq……………….
    Sounds as though you………..GET IT! Good for you! UP IS UP AND DOWN IS DOWN! Now all we need to do is get that across to 50,000,000 NINCOMPOOPS who DON’T GET IT, and UP IS DOWN,and DOWN IS. UP insofar as they know.

  10. oldsailor,

    Low information voters = NINCOMPOOPS! Works for me!

  11. Insofar as the unemployment picture is concerned I personally do not expect to see any real expansion to overall productivity in the foreseeable future. In fact there is now even stronger reasons for businesses to take their business OFFSHORE, but the existing employees will not be going along. Myan Mar (BURMA) has been offering US businesses really lucrative relocation packages. This has also been the case in several Central America countries. Mexico has QUIETLY offerred US business substantial packages as well.


    Design integrates American, Israeli flags and proclaims countries’ ‘unbreakable alliance’
    By Ilan Ben Zion February 19, 2013, 10:21 pm 4

    Following a Facebook vote, the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday presented the logo that will be used for US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel.

    The two-day vote selected the above logo from the three designs commissioned by the Government Advertising Agency. It integrates elements of the Israeli and American national flags.

    The winning logo received a clear two-thirds majority of the thousands of votes cast on the official PMO Facebook page and will appear on all official signs and documents pertaining to the visit.

    Curiously, the logo reads “unbreakable alliance” in English, but its corresponding slogan in Hebrew reads “an alliance of nations.”

    Odd, don’t you think, that the Obama visit would require it’s own logo? And the timing of his VERY FIRST EVER visit to Jerusalem…………………5-6 days before passover? The discrepancy between the English and Hebrew translations?

  13. SueQ
    I believe you (and hopefully many others) are beginning to notice the methodology behind this sham administration. When they say that Obama is in constant campaign mode they are not just kiddig around. They (the DNC) have cleverly conned the public via an ongoing ad campaign. They are running the administration like a big corporation, selling a product. Like many corporations, the product they are selling is managerial expertise, with Obama as the physical representative of the business. This way, it allows them to employ proven selling concepts to an otherwise unsuspecting public. THIS is what we are having to defend against and is what makes it so difficult. When one considers the foregoing, a logo for another campaign should come as no great surprise. This is the DNC’s plan and, if you consider all that has gone on before with this administration, it has merely been one ad campaigm after another….and so on. All they have to do is to get the public to buy what they are selling…hell, they might just give it away…now THAT’s an easy sell.

  14. SueQ — Thanks for the info on the logo in Israel for Obama’s visit.

    As for the Hebrew translation, the Hebrew is “Brit Amim,” (pronounced, breet ameem) which literally means “covenant peoples,” in context meaning the two peoples, America and Israel.

    This implies America is also a covenant land. And covenant in Hebrew means an unbreakable vow. It is much stronger word in Hebrew than the word in English might imply by itself. So they translated it “unbreakable alliance.” I figure they are doing this to remind Obama and everyone of Israel’s and American’s shared values, which are based on the Bible, which came via the Jewish people. Yet America is the largest and strongest country in the world with a large Bible-believing population.

    With Obama, I think this logo is expressing a vain, misplaced hope. But who am I to say?

  15. “The Conspiracy Of Suppression: A Man Of Science Examines Obama’s Birth Certificate”

    “David Solway: The Birth Certificate and the Conspiracy of Suppression
    By David Sloway @ Diana West”

    “I refer to the president’s all-but-certainly forged online birth certificate. How could a healthy society with a free press and functioning political system permit this quite apparent fraud to go officially unaddressed and forensically unassessed by any responsible federal authority? It could not. It would be impossible for a healthy democratic society to behave so irresponsibly so undutifully, so cravenly. Thus, we are not a healthy, democratic society; nor have we been for some time leading up to this signal presidential fraud. (The new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, is a history of that transformation.)”

    Glenn Beck and ‘The Conspiracy Of Suppression’.



    “Beck & O’Reilly Mock Eligibility Issues (Fox News)”

  16. For what it’s worth……………

    Many here have speculated that other countries have the goods on BHO. Our enemies are obviously using it to their advantage. Our friends…… well who knows why they’re not speaking up. Lord Monkton did. God bless him. I’m sure Israel knows. I pray with all my heart that more brave souls will come forth and speak. They could literally be credited with saving our country, our world, from destruction. Just MHO.

  17. Bob Strauss,
    Obama should have been impeached and possibly indicted a long time ago and he should be now on the Benghazi incident alone. We all here know that. He is protected at all costs.

    Problem is no one will go after him, he is ‘protected’ at every turn. He and his friends ignore the law when it suits their purposes and certainly when it accuses Obama. Even if someone got a court to charge him for something who would convict him? Who would actually go bring him into a courtroom and then put him in jail? No one, because he and his friends would ignore the whole thing because they know no one would do a single thing about it. I doubt anyone ever will.

  18. I got this in an email from a neighbor – thought we all could use a little humor…

    President Obama goes to a primary school to talk to the kids. After his talk he offers question time.
    One little boy puts up his hand, and Obama asks him his name.
    “Walter,” responds the little boy.
    “And what is your question, Walter?”
    “I have four questions:
    First, why did the USA bomb Libya without the support of the Congress?
    Second, why do you keep saying you fixed the economy when it’s actually gotten worse?
    Third, why did you say that Jeremiah Wright was your mentor, then said that you knew nothing about his preaching and beliefs?
    Fourth, why are we giving money to Brazil to drill for oil, but America is not allowed to drill for oil?”
    Just then, the bell rings for recess. Obama informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.
    When they resume, Obama says, “OK, where were we? Oh, that’s right: question time. Who has a question?”
    Another little boy puts up his hand. Obama points him out and asks him his name.
    “Steve,” he responds.
    “And what is your question, Steve?”
    Actually, I have two questions:
    First, why did the recess bell ring 20 minutes early?
    Second, what the heck happened to Walter?”

  19. Scarolina | February 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm |

    Scarolina, if you didn’t post that one, I would’ve :).

  20. cjzak | February 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm |
    Obama should have been impeached and possibly indicted a long time ago and he should be now on the Benghazi incident alone. We all here know that. He is protected at all costs.
    I like the way the usurper hides behind the Constitution when it’s convenient to do so, and then demands amendments, and uses executive orders, to destroy the parts that are inconvenient to his agenda.

  21. Let’s hope so!!!
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Do A Stretch Of Five!!
    His daddy must be so very proud of him; Jesse Jr. is following in the footsteps of many previous Chicago politicians.

  22. bob strauss | February 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm |


    Too bad she couldn’t reverse her own obesity, eh?

    On a 1:250 scale, she’s about as wide as the base of the Eiffel Tower…

  23. SueK | February 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm |

    bob strauss | February 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm |


    Too bad she couldn’t reverse her own obesity, eh?

    On a 1:250 scale, she’s about as wide as the base of the Eiffel Tower…
    Accurate observation, but as usual the MSM is covering it up.

  24. “Civitas Institute: Obama Campaign Busted In Major NC Vote Fraud Scheme; Defied State Law”
    “Breaking: Obama campaign caught in major NC vote fraud scheme”
    By James Simpson @ Examiner

    “February 19, 2013 North Carolina’s Civitas Institute has revealed that the North Carolina State Board of Elections and the Obama campaign conspired to register at least 11,000 people via the internet in violation of state law. This has been confirmed through records requests filed with all of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The counting is not yet complete.

    North Carolina does not allow online voting, but according to Civitas, SBE staff authorized an Obama campaign website, Gottaregister.com, to use a web-based registration program. The SBE’s chief lawyer responded to the charge with a plainly disingenuous 1984-newspeak answer:



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