Mike; I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. This weekend post is to highlight the continued dysfunction of the NY state senate, which is acting more dysfunctional than usual. When I say dysfunctional, I’m not being over the top, since it’s been documented that NYs legislators are truly the most dysfunctional: New York’s State […]

Continue reading about June 27 – New York’s dysfunctional senate fails to address unemployment benefits improvements

Mike: If any of you are having trouble reading my postings, please drop me a note at mike@layofflist.org. There seems to be a problem with IE7 and older IE presenting this site without scroll bars. I’ve used IE8 and it’s worked well so far without the annoying problems that IE7 had initially. I also don’t […]

Continue reading about June 26 – Detroit Public Schools to dismiss 1700 – Consumer sentiment up slightly – Sitel call center disconnects 409 jobs – Univ. Nevada, Reno eliminates 279 – Ethan Allen chops 260

Mike: The Thursday Jobless Claims report shows a worse showing than expected with 627,000 jobless claims compared to a 600,000 estimate.  The four-week moving average also increased, although by only 500, but it shows that jobless claims are still at recessionary levels and not improving as quickly as most “experts” had envisioned. The 4-week moving average […]

Continue reading about June 25 – Jobless claims rise to 627,000 – Continuing claims increase to 6.74 million – Corus to cut >2000 UK jobs – Kimberly-Clark to chop 1,600 Jobs – U Minn. to dismiss 1240