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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 »

More Men Than Women Fear Being Laid Off, As Economy Weakens

More Men Than Women Fear Being Laid Off, As Economy Weakens

March unemployment numbers reveal the economy is weakening, it seems employees already are losing confidence. A new survey from Glassdoor finds nearly one in five employees are worried about being laid off in the next six months, despite the fact that many believe the company's outlook will improve over that... Read More »

The Real Unemployment Rate Is Worse Than You Think

The Real Unemployment Rate Is Worse Than You Think

The official unemployment rate excludes a lot of people. What happens if you add up everyone who wants a job? 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 »

European Unemployment Hits Record High

European Unemployment Hits Record High

By Charles Riley The recession in Europe grinds on. Official European Union figures published Tuesday showed unemployment in the eurozone hit a record high of 12.0% in February, and young people are paying a particularly heavy price. 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 »

Unemployment Falls To 7.7% As Employers Are Hiring Again

Unemployment Falls To 7.7% As Employers Are Hiring Again

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts. 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 »

The Real Reason There Are So Many Long-Term Unemployed?

The Real Reason There Are So Many Long-Term Unemployed?

The average unemployed American now spends 35 weeks job-hunting, an amount almost double what it's been at any point before the Great Recession. And one thing that everyone agrees on: Even though more and more companies are hiring, people who have been unemployed for six months or more aren't getting those... Read More »

The Economic Recovery Still A Mirage For American Workers

The Economic Recovery Still A Mirage For American Workers

Throughout the 2012 election and into the economic confrontations of 2013, President Barack Obama has frequently referred to the country as being in a "recovery." But a new report released by the Heldrich Center for Workplace Development tells a different story, and challenges the idea that there's yet been... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall To Near 5-Year Low

Jobless Claims Fall To Near 5-Year Low

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week and a trend reading hit a near five-year low, pointing to ongoing healing in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department said... 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 »

Weekly Jobless Claims Increase Slightly As Employment Market Improves

Weekly Jobless Claims Increase Slightly As Employment Market Improves

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits bounced off five-year lows last week, pulling them back to levels consistent with modest job growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 38,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the Labor... Read More »

Unemployed Man, Chad David Ryan, Turned To Robbery, Police Say

Unemployed Man, Chad David Ryan, Turned To Robbery, Police Say

In an investigation of a grocery store theft, police in Newberry Township, Pa., tracked down the home of 39-year-old Chad David Ryan. When they arrived, Ryan was unpacking several hundred dollars worth of stolen food, reports the York Daily Record. He then confessed to a string of armed robberies, showed... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims At 5-Year Low, Job Market Healing

U.S. Jobless Claims At 5-Year Low, Job Market Healing

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to its lowest since the early days of the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the sluggish labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted... Read More »

Don't Move Here: 5 Cities With The Highest Unemployment

Don't Move Here: 5 Cities With The Highest Unemployment

By Vivian Giang At the end of 2012, the U.S. national unemployment rate was 7.8 percent and the country added 155,000 jobs in December, but these numbers still reflect a troubling economy with a long way to go. "This shows the depth of the recent employment recession -- worse than any other post-war... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Inch Up As The New Year Starts

Weekly Jobless Claims Inch Up As The New Year Starts

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but seasonal volatility makes it difficult to get a clear picture of the labor market's health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 371,000, the Labor... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, But Distorted By Holidays

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, But Distorted By Holidays

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the data continues to be too distorted by the holidays to offer a clear read of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Job Growth Remains Steady

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But Job Growth Remains Steady

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment aid rose last week, putting them back at the lower end of their pre-storm range and suggesting job growth remains moderate. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 361,000, the Labor... Read More »

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