Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good News, BAD News

Taking lunch break and waiting for another build to go up on the test server. Things are looking much better today and all of the bugs found yesterday were addressed on the overnight build. Nothing but minor annoyances this morning...thank Goddess.

You can't say that for the people looking for work because it is getting VERY ugly:

The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week
to 516,000, the highest level since the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001
attacks, the Labor Department reported on Thursday....

Continuing claims reached 3.897 million for the week ended Nov. 1, the latest period for which the data was available, which was an increase from 3.832 million the prior week and marked the most people filing for ongoing unemployment assistance in a quarter of a century. Continuing claims were 3.95 million in the week ended Jan. 15, 1983.

That's nearly 4 million folks out of work and getting unemployment which means they are looking for work and can't find it.

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