Initial unemployment filers at lowest figure in a year, linked to ski season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 25, 2009 10:05 am

According to CNN, “the number of first-time filers for unemployment insurance fell to 466,000, the lowest level in 14 months, according to a government report released Wednesday. That’s the lowest number in the Labor Department figures since the week ended Sept. 13, 2008, and a decrease of 35,000 from the previous week’s downwardly revised figure of 501,000…the 4-week moving average of initial claims was 496,000, down 16,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 513,500.”

Let’s hope this is a good sign. Perhaps there’s a connection to the several ski resorts that are hiring this year? Whatever the case may be, the number of unemployed Americans is still staggering. To everyone out there who is having a rough time of it right now, know that nothing is permanent, and this time will pass. Enjoy the holiday season as much as possible, and try to focus on what you do have, not what you don’t.