Unemployed? Blame it on the Cold


Hey job-seekers, we now have another thing to blame for the lack of gigs out there. That's right, jobless claims are back up-the government reports that the number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance surged to a 2-month high last week. There were 482,000 initial job claims filed in the week ending January 16, an increase of 36,000 from the previous week, according to the Labor Department.

Guess why.