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Jobless Claims Fall, Mass Layoffs Rise - Which Is Right?

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 11:15 AM
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One of the harder things to do these days is to try and make sense of all the contradictory statements and data.

Earlier this week, we found out that mass layoff actions were up sharply in August.  But today we found out that unemployment claims have been trending down for months.  Which is right?  Can they both be right?

First, the mass layoff data:

 

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