Friday, January 30, 2004

Duckies getting luckier and luckier 

WaPo here:

A record-high 375,000 jobless workers will exhaust their unemployment insurance this month and an estimated 2 million workers will find themselves in the same predicament during the first half of the year, according to an analysis of Labor Department statistics by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

The country has lost more than 2.8 million manufacturing jobs in a steady erosion over the past 41 months.

The center's report said the 375,000 workers who will draw their last jobless check this month is the highest number for January in the three decades that the statistics have been tracked.

Ed Frank, a [Labor Department] spokesman, said in a statement. "Still, the president has said many times that he's not going to rest until every person who wants a job can find one."

Oh, we know what Bush says, but when has that ever meant anything? POTL ....

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