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Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, pointing to a steady pace of job gains. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Continues To Heal

Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Continues To Heal

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week, nearing its lowest level in five years in a sign of resilience for the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall, Indicating Moderate Job Growth

Jobless Claims Fall, Indicating Moderate Job Growth

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Jumped Unexpectedly

Weekly Jobless Claims Jumped Unexpectedly

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but not enough to suggest a shift in the recent pattern of modest job gains. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 354,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Jump, A Worrisome Sign For Economy

U.S. Jobless Claims Jump, A Worrisome Sign For Economy

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits jumped last week at the fastest pace in six months, a worrisome sign for the economy which has been hit by government austerity. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits jumped by 32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly 5½ Years

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly 5½ Years

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in nearly 5½ years last week, signaling labor market resilience in the face of fiscal austerity. Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Recovery Advances

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Recovery Advances

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, offering reassurance that the bottom is not falling out of the labor market despite signs of slower growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Marginally Last Week

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Marginally Last Week

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, which could further allay fears of a major setback in the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 352,000 the Labor Department said on... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Raising Hope Of Stable Economy

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Raising Hope Of Stable Economy

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped, the Labor Department said on Thursday, with the jobless claims showing the largest weekly decline since mid-November. Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims At Four-Month High, Cast Shadow Over Labor Market

U.S. Jobless Claims At Four-Month High, Cast Shadow Over Labor Market

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to its highest level in four months last week, suggesting the labor market recovery lost some steam in March. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 28,000 to a seasonally adjusted 385,000, the highest level... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Healing

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Healing

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but probably not enough to suggest the labor market recovery was taking a step back. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Point To Improving Labor Market

U.S. Jobless Claims Point To Improving Labor Market

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week, but a trend reading dropped to its lowest in five years and pointed to ongoing healing in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, the Labor... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall For 3rd Straight Week

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall For 3rd Straight Week

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, reducing the average number of weekly applications last month to a five-year low. The drop shows that fewer layoffs are strengthening the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly, As Labor Market Improves

Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly, As Labor Market Improves

The jobless claims suggest that employers are hiring again. Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Adds 198,000 Jobs In February, More Than Expected

U.S. Private Sector Adds 198,000 Jobs In February, More Than Expected

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses added a solid number of jobs in February, indicating higher taxes and looming government spending cuts have yet to slow hiring. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Suggesting Improved Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, Suggesting Improved Labor Market

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing jobless claims fell more than expected last week, suggesting some traction in the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 344,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected, Blizzard Cited

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected, Blizzard Cited

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still remained at levels consistent with a steady improvement in labor market conditions. Initial jobless claims increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a continued steady improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 341,000, the Labor Department said on... Read More »

Why Unemployment Stretches Are Getting Shorter

Why Unemployment Stretches Are Getting Shorter

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- The average time Americans spent unemployed dropped a record 2.8 weeks in January ... but hold the applause. The reason is likely because many people ran out of unemployment benefits so they stopped looking for work, experts said. Read More »

January Jobs Report: U.S. Gains 157,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Up

January Jobs Report: U.S. Gains 157,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Up

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. job growth grew modestly in January and gains in the prior two months were bigger than initially reported, supporting views that the economy's sluggish recovery was on track despite a surprise contraction in output in the final three months of 2012. Employers added... Read More »

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