Bad news on the jobs front, with Reuters reporting that:
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hit a six-month high last week ...
But not to worry. We now have a handy, all-purpose alibi for this sort of thing. We simply blame it on the glitch. Obamacare, you see, is fine. Just a glitch. The kind of thing that Apple experiences with any rollout of a new product. In this case, the spike in claims can be accounted for by glitches in California:
… which is still dealing with technical problems from the upgrading of its computers [and] accounted for about half of the increase in claims, a Labor Department analyst said. Troubles converting to the new system had resulted in a backlog of claims, which were now being pushed through, he said.
A reassurance, then, to all.