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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Up; Still Point To Healing Labor Market

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Up; Still Point To Healing Labor Market

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week but was near its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the U.S. economy. 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 »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Labor Market Recovery Grinds On

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Labor Market Recovery Grinds On

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, although the level still appeared to point to healing in the nation's job market. Read More »

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 in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week in line with the recent moderate pace of jobs growth. Read More »

Jobless Claims Rise Above Forecasts in Latest Week

Jobless Claims Rise Above Forecasts in Latest Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but not enough to signal a material shift from the recent pace of moderate job growth. 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 »

Jobless Claims Improve Unexpectedly

Jobless Claims Improve Unexpectedly

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to resilience in the labor market despite belt-tightening by Washington. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, the Labor... Read More »

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