Jobless Claims Hit 6-Month High Amid Government Shutdown

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October 10, 2013


While we're all focused on whether or not Congress will raise the debt ceiling in time to avoid a nightmarish government default, the government shutdown is already here and doing real damage. The Labor Department on Thursday said new weekly claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 to 374,000 last week, the highest in six months.
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