Jobless Claims Fall

  • Jobless Claims Drop Sharply, As Employers Curb Layoffs

    Jobless Claims Drop Sharply, As Employers Curb Layoffs

    By Christopher Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 29,000 last week to a seasonally... Continue Reading

  • Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest In A Month

    Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest In A Month

    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to its lowest level in a month, an upbeat signal for a labor market that has struggled to create enough jobs. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 365,000, the... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, but Still Above 400,000

    U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, but Still Above 400,000

    (Reuters) - New claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, the Labor Department said on Thursday, though the previous week's figures were revised higher. Weekly claims dipped to 405,000 from 427,000 in the week ending July 9, having remained above 400,000 for 14 straight weeks. Economists polled... Continue Reading

  • Jobless Claims Fall as Labor Costs Tepid

    Jobless Claims Fall as Labor Costs Tepid

    New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, but not enough to assuage fears the labor market recovery has taken a step back. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 422,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, less than economists' expectations for a... Continue Reading