5/26/11, "Stubborn Jobless Claims Still Keep On Climbing Higher," Reuters, CNBC
"New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to 424,000 last week from a revised 414,000 in the prior week, pointing to a
- painfully slow improvement in the nation's job markets.
Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast that claims last week would decline to 400,000, rather than rise....
Last week marked the seventh straight week in which claims topped the 400,000 level, indicating that payroll growth is soft and may continue to be so for some time. A department official said there were no exceptional factors to account for the rise in last week's claims."