joblessclaims

Jobless Claims Drop, Suggesting Improved Hiring Outlook

Jobless Claims Drop, Suggesting Improved Hiring Outlook

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking unemployment aid last week fell to its lowest level since mid-May, suggesting layoffs are easing and hiring could pick up. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted... Read More »

U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much

U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much

If you're thinking the labor market feels lousy, just released data from the federal government will bolster your suspicions. The Labor Department said Friday that data from the nation's employers showed that they added only 69,000 jobs in May, far fewer than the 150,000 that analysts had expected, while a... Read More »

U.S. Unemployment Claims Barely Budge, New Data Shows

U.S. Unemployment Claims Barely Budge, New Data Shows

New claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, government data on Thursday showed, suggesting that the labor market continues to expand at a moderate pace. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the Labor Department said. The prior... Read More »

Good News on the State of the Jobless

Good News on the State of the Jobless

At last, a sign that US unemployment might finally have peaked and be on its way back down: There was a large dip last week in the number of people losing jobs and claiming unemployment benefits for the first time. In fact, 43,000 fewer people filed for new benefits last week than the week before, according to... Read More »

Jobless Claims Increase -- Again

Jobless Claims Increase -- Again

Newly released Labor Department numbers show that while economists had expected a drop in new jobless claims, the number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits has actually increased yet again-the fourth increase in the past five weeks. Read More »

Unemployed? Blame it on the Cold

Unemployed? Blame it on the Cold

Hey job-seekers, we now have another thing to blame for the lack of gigs out there. That's right, jobless claims are back up-the government reports that the number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance surged to a 2-month high last week. There were 482,000 initial job claims filed in... Read More »

Here's to 2010, the Year of the Job

Here's to 2010, the Year of the Job

It's a brand new year-even a new decade-and I for one am happy to be over and out with 2009. Not that I had anything personal against the year, but it seemed to have a few things against me. What happened? Well, in late 2008 the magazine I worked at folded. As luck would have it I quickly found a new job,... Read More »

Search Jobs

In Partnership With
Keywords:
Location:

Search Articles

Top Companies Hiring

July 27 - Aug 3

Looking for work? See what companies added new openings this week.

×

Check out our new Map Search

Locate your next job using the new AOL Jobs Map Search!

Pin down your next great opportunity today.