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Not As Bad As They Thought It Might Be

9:31 AM, Oct 3, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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The bad news of Shutdown '13 seems not to have made things worse as measured by the weekly first time unemployment claims.  Well … not much, anyway.  As this headline from Bloomberg puts it:

Jobless Claims in U.S. Increased Less Than Forecast Last Week

Which means things are either less bad, or not quite so good, as we had expected.  

Either way … the fewer people not working, the better.  In Washington and in the provinces.

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