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Hey, Guys. Guess What Happened “Unexpectedly”… Again… And Again…

February 18, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

unemploymentGee.  This is so unexpected.

And so was this

And so was this

and so on and so on…

I should be one of these “experts”, but I think I am over-qualified.  I can recognize a pattern.

When it comes to the establishment media — and the economists in their address books — their chief weapon is surprise (and a fanatical devotion to The One):

The number of U.S. workers filing new applications for unemployment insurance unexpectedly surged last week, while producer prices increased sharply in January, raising potential hurdles for the economy’s recovery.

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The rise in jobless insurance claims dealt a setback to hopes the economy was on the verge of job growth and could increase political pressure on President Barack Obama, who has made tackling unemployment his number one priority.

This surge in claims puts a damper on the last report, in which the unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly. However, it is consistent with the recent trend of unemployment news being “unexpectedly” bad again and again and again and again and again and well, you get the picture:

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Media shocked by totally predictable “unexpected” rise in jobless claims

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