From the Associated Press via Yahoo! News: "Jobless claims rise to 16-month high," by Martin Crutsinger--
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits shot up last week by the largest amount in 16 months, reversing two weeks of big declines.
The Labor Department reported Thursday that 325,000 newly laid-off workers filed claims for jobless benefits last week, an increase of 36,000 from the previous week. That was the biggest one-week rise since a surge of 96,000 claims the week of Sept. 10, 2005, when devastated Gulf Coast businesses laid off workers following Hurricane Katrina.
--Posted by St. Louis Missouri work injury lawyers and St. Louis work comp abogado (de accidentes de trabajo) T. Evan Schaeffer of the St. Louis workers compensation law firm of Schaeffer & Lamere, P.C.