What If Unemployment Claims Jumped and Nobody Noticed?

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Friday, 28 January 2011 08:08
Then you're probably reading the NYT or Washington Post. Weekly claims jumped to 454,000 last week, well above the average of the last two months, which had been around 420,000. This is an erratic number and it could have been due to weather-related factors, but this is still a data point worth some attention.