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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Early 2006

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Early 2006

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits falls to its lowest level in more than 7 years, as the job market continues to recoup. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Healing Job Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Healing Job Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession. Read More »

Advice to Parents From a Boomerang Kid

Advice to Parents From a Boomerang Kid

A 26-year-old photographer will take the couch over giving up his dream

Moving back home was a last resort for photographer Damon Casarez, but he managed to use the experience to jump-start his career. Read More »

Weekly Roundup: Fighting Back Against Long-Term Unemployment

Weekly Roundup: Fighting Back Against Long-Term Unemployment

Stay positive and keep your job search on track

Long-Term Unemployment is bad for your physical, psychological and financial health. Stay positive and fight back with expert advice from around the web. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop a Bit in Latest Tally

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop a Bit in Latest Tally

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell marginally last week, but continues to point to an improving labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Labor Market Continues to Firm

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Labor Market Continues to Firm

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Job Market Recovery Intact

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Job Market Recovery Intact

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but not enough to change views the labor market was strengthening. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Up, But Job Market Still Strengthening

Weekly Jobless Claims Up, But Job Market Still Strengthening

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a firming labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop More Than Forecast Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop More Than Forecast Last Week

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

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise; Still Close to Pre-Recession Level

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise; Still Close to Pre-Recession Level

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week but still pointed to ongoing healing in the labor market. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 16: The End of Jobs

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 16: The End of Jobs

David and Susan discuss whether the decline of good jobs is likely to continue or even accelerate. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to 7-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble to 7-Year Low

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

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Snap 3-Week Upward Trend

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Snap 3-Week Upward Trend

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, indicating the labor market was strengthening. Read More »

Payrolls Surge In April, Jobless Rate Hits 5½ Year Low

Payrolls Surge In April, Jobless Rate Hits 5½ Year Low

U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April and the unemployment rate dived to a 5-1/2 year low of 6.3 percent. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but trends point to improving labor market conditions. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected Last Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week. 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 »

Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Equally Qualified For Jobs

Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Equally Qualified For Jobs

Research tracked different aspects of job performance

A new study has found that the long-term unemployed make equally strong hires as employees who have shown a consistent work history. Read More »

U.S. Maintains Solid Job Growth Pace as Winter Fades

U.S. Maintains Solid Job Growth Pace as Winter Fades

U.S. employers maintained a solid pace of hiring for a second straight month in March, further evidence the economy was shifting into higher gear. Read More »

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