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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to Near 7-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to Near 7-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

More Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits than expected last week, but the underlying trend points to some strength in the labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Near 4-Month Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Near 4-Month Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and touched its lowest level in nearly four months. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, pointing to some underlying strength in the labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to New 3-Month Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to New 3-Month Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell and hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting an improving market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to 3-Month Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to 3-Month Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rise, but the underlying trend suggested no shift in labor market conditions. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall as Labor Market Improves

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall as Labor Market Improves

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to steadily improving labor market conditions. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 8,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 8,000 in Latest Week

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 339,000, evidence that layoffs ticked up, but not enough to suggest a worsening job market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Firming Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Firming Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rises more than expected in the latest week. Read More »

The Long And Short Of Long-Term Unemployment [Infographic]

The Long And Short Of Long-Term Unemployment [Infographic]

One in four have not had enough to eat

Although 44 percent of the long-term jobless said they look for work every day, 30 percent haven't been on a job interview in a year, says new survey. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Up Modestly, Labor Market Trend Improving

Weekly Jobless Claims Up Modestly, Labor Market Trend Improving

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment rose marginally last week, but the underlying trend suggests the labor market continues improve. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Consecutive Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Consecutive Week

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 2,000 last week, a sign that layoffs are weighing less on the job market and economic growth. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell more than expected, pointing to an economy that was continuing to gain steam. Read More »

Jobless Benefits Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Jobless Benefits Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly clear an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt. Read More »

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

The U.S. Senate abruptly postponed until Tuesday a vote on a White House-backed bill to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Straight Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Straight Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits falls for a second week last week. Read More »

When Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire, Which States Are Hit Hardest?

When Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire, Which States Are Hit Hardest?

State-by-state look at where the impact will be felt most

Extended unemployment benefits run out on Sunday. Pew Charitable Trusts maps out the effect state-by-state. Read More »

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