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U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October as employers shrugged off a government shutdown. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 336,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 336,000 in Latest Week

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000 last week, bringing applications to pre-recession levels. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline by 10,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline by 10,000 in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined largely as expected last week. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week. Read More »

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. employers added far fewer than expected workers in September, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped from a six-month high last week, but remained elevated. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 6-Month High

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 6-Month High

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hit a six-month high last week amid a computer glitch in California. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Higher, Still Point to Healing Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Higher, Still Point to Healing Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week but remained at pre-recession levels, a signal of growing strength in the labor market. Read More »

Private-Sector Employers Add Modest 166,000 Jobs in September

Private-Sector Employers Add Modest 166,000 Jobs in September

A survey shows U.S. businesses added 166,000 jobs last month, a sign of only modest improvement in hiring. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; No More Backlog of Unprocessed Claims

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; No More Backlog of Unprocessed Claims

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to a near six-year low, a promising sign for the labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Backlog Distorts Data

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Backlog Distorts Data

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, bu getting a clear read on the labor market's health was stifled by a backlog of claims. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Reading Clouded by Processing Snafu

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Reading Clouded by Processing Snafu

The number of new U.S. jobless claims fell sharply last week but much of the decline appeared due to technical problems in claims processing. Read More »

U.S. Job Growth Misses Expectations, May Delay Fed Tapering

U.S. Job Growth Misses Expectations, May Delay Fed Tapering

U.S. job growth was less than expected in August and the unemployment rate dropped to a 4½ year low as workers gave up the search for work, which could delay the Federal Reserve scaling back its massive monetary stimulus later this month. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; 4-Week Average At Pre-Recession Level

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; 4-Week Average At Pre-Recession Level

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to a near five-year low, a sign of economic health that could help convince the Federal Reserve to wind down a bond-buying stimulus program. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Dip To Near 5-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Dip To Near 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, suggesting a strengthening in job gains in August after a slight pullback the prior month. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise but Trend Hints at Quicker Hiring

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise but Trend Hints at Quicker Hiring

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week but held close to a six-year low and gave a positive signal for hiring during the month. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Near 6-Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Near 6-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a near six-year low last week, hinting at a pick-up in job growth in early August. Read More »

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers slowed their pace of hiring in July but the jobless rate fell anyway, mixed signals that could make the U.S. Federal Reserve more cautious about drawing down its huge economic stimulus program. The number of jobs outside the farming sector increased by 162,000, the... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 5½ Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 5½ Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5½ year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly as Jobs Market Improves

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly as Jobs Market Improves

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week in a sign the U.S. labor market continues to improve at a moderate pace. Read More »

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