Thursday, September 29, 2005

Katrina, Rita cause of increased unemployment

"The number of Americans thrown out of work by Hurricane Katrina climbed by another 60,000 last week, pushing the total number of unemployed workers seeking jobless benefits because of the storm to 279,000 ... Analysts said Thursday they expect more jobless claims to come in from Katrina as a flood of applications is processed, many taken by unconventional means such as mobile units dispatched to shelters."

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