Bidenomics Hits New Low as Jobless Claims Soar to New Heights


As the veneer of economic stability under Biden’s administration begins to crack, recent data exposes a stark reality: initial jobless claims have surged to the highest levels in nine months, hitting 231,000 last week. This alarming spike lays bare the fragile foundation of a so-called booming economy, with significant layoffs across major industries and rising unemployment in key states like California and New York. The troubling trend suggests that the glossy portrayals of a recovering job market may be nothing more than smoke and mirrors, concealing the true impact of flawed economic policies and mismanagement. As more Americans find themselves without work, the question looms: how long can the government mask the real consequences of Bidenomics?

With WARNs high, payrolls slowing, JOLTS data tumbling – led by construction jobs collapsing, and Challenger-Grey layoffs remarkably elevated, why would anyone question the government’s official data on jobless claims – that continue to languish (in a good way) near record lows.

Well this week, the beginnings of reality started to shine through as 231,000 Americans file for jobless benefits for the first time last week, a large jump from last week’s 209,000…

That is the largest weekly claims since August 2023, and the third biggest weekly jump since 2021.

Is the real world labor market starting to appear in the government’s data?

1. Everybuddy: 100% of workforce
2. Wisense: 100% of workforce
3. CodeSee: 100% of workforce
4. Twig: 100% of workforce
5. Twitch: 35% of workforce
6. Roomba: 31% of workforce
7. Bumble: 30% of workforce
8. Farfetch: 25% of workforce
9. Away: 25% of workforce
10. Hasbro: 20% of workforce
11. LA Times: 20% of workforce
12. Wint Wealth: 20% of workforce
13. Finder: 17% of workforce
14. Spotify: 17% of workforce
15. Buzzfeed: 16% of workforce
16. Levi’s: 15% of workforce
17. Xerox: 15% of workforce
18. Qualtrics: 14% of workforce
19. Wayfair: 13% of workforce
20. Duolingo: 10% of workforce
21. Rivian: 10% of workforce
22. Washington Post: 10% of workforce
23. Snap: 10% of workforce
24. eBay: 9% of workforce
25. Sony Interactive: 8% of workforce
26. Expedia: 8% of workforce
27. Business Insider: 8% of workforce
28. Instacart: 7% of workforce
29. Paypal: 7% of workforce
30. Okta: 7% of workforce
31. Charles Schwab: 6% of workforce
32. Docusign: 6% of workforce
33. Riskified: 6% of workforce
34. EA: 5% of workforce
35. Motional: 5% of workforce
36. Mozilla: 5% of workforce
37. Vacasa: 5% of workforce
38. CISCO: 5% of workforce
39. UPS: 2% of workforce
40. Nike: 2% of workforce
41. Blackrock: 3% of workforce
42. Paramount: 3% of workforce
43. Citigroup: 20,000 employees
44. ThyssenKrupp: 5,000 employees
45. Best Buy: 3,500 employees
46. Barry Callebaut: 2,500 employees
47. Outback Steakhouse: 1,000
48. Northrop Grumman: 1,000 employees
49. Pixar: 1,300 employees
50. Perrigo: 500 employees
51. Tesla: 10% of workforce

California and New York dominated the states with by far the largest increase in jobless claims last week – did the illegals all suddenly realize they could get paid for doing no work?

Continuing claims – according to the government – were also flat week on week at 1.785 million Americans, having gone practically nowhere for a year…

Still quiet a way to go to catch up to the non-govt-supplied data…

Source: Bloomberg

Ah, Bidenomics!!

If Trump wins in November, will all this data suddenly be fully released to reflect reality?

This article originally appeared on Zero Hedge

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