Gallup: Unemployment rate trending up, over 8%.

Seems like many folks have lost interest, but tomorrow, the official BLS employment numbers come out.

Initial unemployment claims are still hovering around 350,000 per week … suggesting that the employment picture is staying pretty stable.

As a cross-check to the government numbers, I like to compare them with Gallup’s daily tracking poll.


Since mid-February , Gallup’s measured unemployment rate has been rising and, in the past week or so, has broken back up above 8%


Wonder what the BLS will report tomorrow.

I’m betting the under …

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