Good News for Jobs

Some good news on the job situation from CNN Money:

Initial jobless claims plunged to 610,000 in the week ended April 11, reported the U.S. Department of Labor.That’s a decline of 53,000 from the prior week, which the government revised to 663,000.Initial claims measure the number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time.

Lets hope this is the start of the job recovery!

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26 Responses to “Good News for Jobs”


  1. 1 Melissa Schmitt April 22, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    i think that is great the the number of unemployed per weak has gone down but it is still very high. This seems to be the start of the recession ending but it going at a slow rate. A decrease of 53,000 is a great start. Hopefully the government continues to find ways to continue decreasing the amount of unemployed and lower the unemployment rate.I think that this is another example on how we can get out of this recession in the next couple of years and continue to find ways to stop the recessions to continue

  2. 2 Arnulfo Solorio April 22, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Hi all,
    This is a good news to hear a positive note for the economy to continue turning around. Let’s hope that it contunues being positive and that by the end of the year we end up with a much less unemployment. Let’s also hope that our new government works together and in a smart way to take the country forward. I believe people are gettin tired hearing the layoffs in a dayly basis. Good luck to all.

  3. 3 Christiana DeJournett April 22, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Let’s just hope this is the start of a new beginning. I have seen many news reports of business closing down and hate to hear how many people are losing their jobs. I have not, however, heard on the news of any major companies starting up. So to really decrease the amount of American on unemployment, our government needs to provide more grants to start up companies to put these people to work.

  4. 4 NK April 22, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    This is a great to hear something positive about the employment in the country right now. Over the last couple months it has been nothing but negativity with all the layoffs and the unemployment rate raising, and I do not think all that negativity made people want to try harder to get work it made it seemed like there was no jobs at all. Hopefully this continues and there are more and more jobs and people apply themselves and solve this problem.

  5. 5 Debbie April 23, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Well, there are many that are optimistic, however, I abstain on the optimism for now. I think that our government needs to find a way to boost our economy. I am not completely sure that we will see any big changes in the immediate future. Unemployment is outrageously high nationwide, let alone in the state of CA. I am part of the unemployed group, and as I look at the employment section, I wonder if I will ever work again!

  6. 6 LEONARDO SANCHEZ April 23, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    New Jobless Claims Jump Unexpectedly To 667,000

    Hello,

    Im Glad they brought up the bill that congress passed for

    extended unemployment compensation program that helps aid the

    economy by helpong the people maintain checks for income. Even

    thought unemployment is high theres is hope withe the Bail out

    of 2009. Of course we wont see results right away and we may see

    them months away. The results will be good news to make the

    people more in positive status instead of thinking bad.

  7. 7 Andrew Curry April 23, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Well this is a small sign of hope for the economy/job market. but i do agree with the poster before me that stated “. I am not completely sure that we will see any big changes in the immediate future” i think it will also take much more for our our nation to see any improvment in the job feild. hopefully things will be better within the next year

  8. 8 Lucas Tirelli April 24, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    After all the negative news we have heard about unemployment in the past months it is nice to finally hear something positive. Of course there needs to be much more improvements to that in order to be hopeful about our economy, but it is a start. But it could turn out to be very positive if it keeps going this way. Hopefully we are on the right track and the situation will start to slowly improve.

  9. 9 Tim Honeycutt April 25, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    I think that government could actually be getting back on track and the economy will get better. It has to hapen sometime. We will recover from this sooner or later. This could be slow progress to some, but either way, it’s a step in the right direction. Let’s just pray that this will continue and we will be doing better in the next few years.

  10. 10 Nancy Moussa April 26, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    This is good news and hope for our huge unemployment issue. I think that we will slowey improve and work our way back up. We need to regain our confidence.

  11. 11 jordan April 27, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Right now, any news about the unemployment rate changing is good news. The sooner we can have more people back to work and start to re-build our economy, the better. This whole process will take time to get where we want it to be, but at least little triumphs like this will be able to keep us optimistic!

  12. 12 Marilyn Monroe April 29, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    This is very good news because the unemployment rate has drastically declined in only a week. Hopefully this will be something that will continue to occur. By creating new jobs, people who are unemployed are able to get back into working. Maybe our economy will get back to normal sooner then we think. This is one step of many to help re-build our economy.

  13. 13 Andrea Nemeth April 29, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    its nice to see that the unemployment rate is starting to slow down but it is going to take a while before it actually starts to turn around. its showing that the ressesion we are in is starting to slow down but we are very far away from it truely coming to an end.

  14. 14 wallacej April 30, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Its good that the unemployment rate has gone down in the past couple of weeks. I agree that although the rate has gone down it will take much longer to see a huge change from unemployed to employed. We are on the right track and with a steady decrease in the unemployment rate our nation will improve. I hope to see this happen soon enough.

  15. 15 wordtown May 4, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    It’s good to hear that jobs are moving up again. The economy is still looking bad, but a job going up is a step forward to bettering the economy. At least we are moving forward and not moving back to jobless workers. It’ll take time for the economy to bounce back, but as long as we keep moving forward it’ll happen.

  16. 16 Luis A. May 5, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    even though this is a small number, its good news to know that there is something being done to prevent the unemployment from increasing. this shows that we are moving forward and will continue to do so if people work together. we are on the right track to change the percentage of unemployment.

  17. 17 Hyo Chul Kim May 6, 2009 at 1:10 AM

    This is what actually some of the Asian Countries are struggling on right now. People are only looking for the jobs which are not hard works. In order to make this Economic cycle runs, people would have to get the jobs rather than sitting on the couch at their house.

  18. 18 Tanisha Econ101/Tues May 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Well I hope so. Numbers need to keep dropping so we can really see some improvement. And feel confident about it.

  19. 19 phanh May 11, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    i agree number just need to keep dropping cause people really need their job and unemployment benefits isn’t the right way to help support their family

  20. 20 Nirbhik Trehan May 13, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    this is great news as the recent day there were news about how people were getting laid of and how was that affecting the US economy. i hope it goes like this and is able to curb unemployment and then increase spending as that what US economy needs in order to get out of recession

  21. 21 Jim Castilone May 14, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    This is awesome! I think that with so many people losing their jobs, many people have realized that they need to take the initiative to find new jobs. Also, I think a lot of Americans would find shame in filing for unemployment so that has given people a push towards finding a job after being laid off

  22. 22 tlr7 May 15, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    It is so nice to start hearing some good things about this horrible economy. Sounds like this is could be the beginning of the recovery to a healthy economy once again. I hope that we can all stay optimistic about this economy in hopefully seeing the light at the end of the tunnel soon.

  23. 23 Jerry Ellison May 16, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    I agree with tlr7, im getting kind of sick about hearing all this stuff about are economy plummeting. Americans spend so much time whining everytime some stat in the economy starts to fall off pace. we never focus on the positives, or even in the long run for that matter.

  24. 24 Michelle V May 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    The news of a change in the unemployment rate for the better is such great news to hear. Even the little change is a triumph for our economy in hopes to overcome this recession. The sooner people are able to find employment and keep it the stronger our economy will be. This is because more spending money will be available and people will be able to purchase more goods and thus help our economy thrive once again.

  25. 25 Santi Orona May 18, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Unemployment always comes up in the news and online commentaries. It is encouraging to see unemployment numbers are finally going down. Unemployment has been high the last few years, and has had many worried. This small change gives me hope that the economy can begin to turn around. With more people working, it means more money can be used to stimulate our faltering economy

  26. 26 Claudio Ramirez May 26, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    The month of April did see a postive decline in the lost of jobs but a few thousand here and there isnt good enough. For the month of May it’s supposed to rise back up due to the inconsistance in the market and I think the job market is going to be President Obama’s toughest challenge that awaits him.


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