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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 »

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 »

Jobs Added and Jobs Subtracted: The Current Jobs Economy New Math

Jobs Added and Jobs Subtracted: The Current Jobs Economy New Math

A view of the jobs numbers from a voice of the unemployed

The latest BLS Jobs report means nothing to the long-term unemployed for whom an increase makes barely a dent Read More »

Job Growth Accelerates, Weather Cuts into Hours Worked

Job Growth Accelerates, Weather Cuts into Hours Worked

U.S. job growth rose more than expected in February, which could ease fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic growth. 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 »

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

It's time to get people who want to work back to work

One long-term unemployed citizen reflects on a meeting he attended of CEOs and the Obama administration at the White House. Read More »

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the economy may be slowing after a strong finish last year. 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 »

Obama Asks CEOs For Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

Obama Asks CEOs For Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

More than 300 companies have signed on so far

CEOs from companies like Apple, Walmart, Visa and Boeing will announce their commitments to hire the long-term unemployed. 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 »

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