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Economic Report: Jobless claims fall to 231,000 after Thanksgiving, but still near 5-month high

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell slightly at the beginning of December, but they remained near a five-month high......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 6th, 2018

Economic Report: Initial jobless claims fall 19,000 to 234,000, return near post-recession lows

The number of people who applied for jobless benefits in early February fell back toward recent post-recession lows after a holiday-related spike pushed them to a 16-month high at the end of last month......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 7th, 2019

Economic Report: Jobless claims hit 6-month high of 234,000 — government fine-tuning for Thanksgiving likely to blame

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in the week of Thanksgiving rose to the highest level in six months. But the recent upturn might stem from holiday-season hiccups or other temporary factors, and it could be reversed soon......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 29th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims surge to 6-month high of 234,000

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in the week of Thanksgiving rose to the highest level in six months. But the recent upturn might stem from holiday-season hiccups or other temporary factors and it could be reversed soon......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 29th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims climb again in February as monthly average reaches one-year high

The number of people who applied for jobless benefits in the past month rose to a one-year high, a possible sign the U.S. labor market might be losing some steam......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 14th, 2019

Economic Report: Jobless claims climb again in February; chink in labor market’s armor?

The number of people who applied for jobless benefits in the past month rose to a one-year high, a possible sign the U.S. labor market might be losing some steam......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 14th, 2019

Economic Report: Jobless claims surge to 16-month high, but spike is likely a one-off due to seasonal quirks

The number of people who applied for jobless benefits in late January soared to a 16-month high of 253,000, but the spike stemmed mostly from seasonal quirks that occur around the holidays and are likely to fade soon......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 31st, 2019

Economic Report: Jobless claims surge to 16-month high, but spike is likely a one-off due to seasonal quirks that will fade soon

The number of people who applied for jobless benefits in late January soared to a 16-month high of 253,000, but the spike stemmed mostly from seasonal quirks that occur around the holidays and are likely to fade soon......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 31st, 2019

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall to one-month low of 216,000 as labor market stays strong entering 2019

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefi.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 10th, 2019

Jobless claims fall to 231,000 after Thanksgiving, but still near 5-month high

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell slightly at the beginning of December, but they remained near a five-month high......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 6th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims climb to 4½-month high of 224,000

The number of Americans who appl.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 21st, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims climb to one-month high of 222,000

The rate of layoffs in the U.S. rose in early May to the highest level in a month, but so-called initial jobless claims are still near the lowest levels in half a century. Initial jobless claims rose by 11,000 to 222,000 in the week ended May 12......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 17th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall below 200,000 for first time since 1969, but tens of thousands of unpaid federal workers seek aid

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits through state programs fell below 200,000 for the first time since 1969 — even as new claims soared for furloughed government workers who file through a separate federal program......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 24th, 2019

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall to five-week of 213,000 in mid-January, but more federal workers seek aid amid government shutdown

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits through state unemployment programs fell slightly in mid-January to a five-week low, though more furloughed federal workers sought temporary financial help......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 17th, 2019

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall slightly to 216,000 in week before Christmas; layoffs still very low

The number o.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 27th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims sink 27,000 to 206,000, erase Thanksgiving surge that now seems a mirage

The number of Americans a.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 13th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall by 8,000 as Hurricane Florence impact fades

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits declined at the end of September and returned close to a 49-year low as the effects of Hurricane Florence faded. Initial jobless claims, a rough way to measure layoffs, dropped 8,000 to 207,000......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 4th, 2018

Economic Report: Trade gap in August widens to six-month high as exports fall

The U.S. trade deficit in goods in August widened to a seasonally adjusted $75.8 billion, according to a preliminary report released by the Census Bureau that excludes services......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 27th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall slightly to 204,000 and stick to 49-year low

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Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 13th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall to 203,000. They haven’t been this low since Dec. 6, 1969

Layoffs in the U.S. haven’t vanished, but they haven’t been this low in 49 years. Initial jobless claims could soon drop below 200,000 for the first time since early in the Nixon presidency......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 6th, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims fall 10,000 to lowest level in nearly 49 years

Layoffs in the U.S. haven’t vanished, but they haven’t been this low in 49 years. Initial jobless claims could soon drop below 200,000 for the first time since early in the Nixon presidency......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 6th, 2018