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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Weekly Jobless Claims Up Modestly, Labor Market Trend Improving

Weekly Jobless Claims Up Modestly, Labor Market Trend Improving

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment rose marginally last week, but the underlying trend suggests the labor market continues improve. Read More »

Long-Term Unemployed Meet With Labor Secretary Perez To Forge Solutions

Long-Term Unemployed Meet With Labor Secretary Perez To Forge Solutions

Extended unemployment benefits described as lifeline

John Fugazzie, founder of Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors, and other long-term unemployed professionals met with Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Consecutive Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Consecutive Week

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 2,000 last week, a sign that layoffs are weighing less on the job market and economic growth. Read More »

U.S. Economy Adds 74,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7%

U.S. Economy Adds 74,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7%

U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years. The disappointing gain ends 2013 on a weak note. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell more than expected, pointing to an economy that was continuing to gain steam. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Straight Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Straight Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits falls for a second week last week. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall in Positive Sign for Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall in Positive Sign for Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to Near 9-Month High

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to Near 9-Month High

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months. 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 »

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