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Weekly unemployment applications drop

...the second straight drop after Superstorm Sandy had driven applications much higher earlier this month.A Labor Department analyst said Thursday that the storm had little effect on last week's data. Applications had spiked to 451,000 three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-29/weekly-unemployment-applic
Vogtle unsure of effect from crisis

...billion to the program, said Bob Alvarez, a senior scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies and former Energy Department analyst."Given the combination of what is transpiring in Japan and the tremendous zeal now, especially by tea party...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-15/vogtle-unsure-effect-crisis
Metro | Savannah River Site | Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant
Big-ticket industrial exports help cut trade gap

...partly inflated by a surge after the Thanksgiving holiday week, when many state unemployment offices are closed, a department analyst said. Seasonal layoffs in the construction industry also played a role. "The key point ... is that the underlying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/11/bus_559020.shtml
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Rise in new jobless claims unexpected

...states reported more claims than expected from teachers, cafeteria workers and other school employees, a Labor Department analyst said. The number of people who are continuing to receive unemployment insurance rose by 29,000 to 6.74 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/26/bus_528873.shtml
Business
These boots were made for patriots

...Ellison. "Oh. We underwrite it," said Mr. Hatney. "Ah!" WORKING IN WASILLA: Augusta's former finance department analyst Cheryl Nelson Deariso , now the chief financial officer for Wasilla, Alaska, says the city has had more than five...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/14/cit_473342.shtml
City Ink | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Jobless claims rise

...increase was due to school closings for the summer holiday as well as some temporary closings at auto plants, a department analyst said. Each year around this time, auto plants shut down to retool production lines for new model cars and trucks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/08/bus_458078.shtml
Business
Trades don't slow as stocks rebound

...claims for unemployment benefits plunged by 36,000 last week, the biggest drop in more than three years. Labor Department analysts cautioned that the drop was overstated, however, because the normal seasonal adjustment process used to calculate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/22/bus_450971.shtml
Business
Jobless claims rise

...Thanksgiving Day holiday. Some analysts were expecting a smaller rise - of around 7,000. Private economists and Labor Department analysts say claims around Thanksgiving and other holidays are typically more volatile - meaning that they can bounce around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/03/bus_436147.shtml
Business
Productivity grows at slowest pace since late 2002

...A little less than half of the rise was blamed on the storm, which ripped through Florida on Aug. 13, a Labor Department analyst said. Economists were expecting claims to go down. In the prior week ending Aug. 21, claims went up by 10...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/03/bus_427375.shtml
Business
Wholesale prices, industrial production fall in June

...increase was due to layoffs associated with temporary shutdowns at automobile plants to retool for new models, a department analyst said. Those temporary shutdowns occur around the same time each year, and they make the jobless claims numbers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/16/bus_422287.shtml
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