Jobless claims

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US – Using Twitter to forecast jobless claims

A surprising number of people filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week, at least if you believe an index based off Twitter. Economists at the University of Michigan have developed a technique that scans billions of tweets, looks for people tweeting about losing their jobs and then creates a prediction for the Labor Department’s … Continue reading

Jobless claims in US – Falls to 4-Month Low

Applications for jobless benefits decreased by 10,000 for the week ending March 22, bringing the total to 311,000, down from last week’s revised figure of 321,000, the Labor Department announced Thursday.  This latest figure marks an official four-month low for unemployment aid. The four-week moving average, a “less volatile” figure, fell by 9,500 to 317,750, down from last … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims decreased last week

Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign employers are holding the line on firings even as cold weather slowed industries from manufacturing to housing. Jobless claims declined by 3,000 to 336,000 in the week ended Feb. 15, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 53 economists … Continue reading

US Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report / An increase of 8,000 from last week

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending February 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 339,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 331,000. The 4-week moving average was 336,750, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 333,250. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims fall by 20,000

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook and the broader economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to … Continue reading

US / Jobless Claims Climbed More Than Forecast Last Week

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT - SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA (DOL Press Release) In the week ending January 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 348,000, an increase of 19,000 from the previous week\’s revised figure of 329,000. The 4-week moving average was 333,000, an increase of 750 from the previous week\’s revised average … Continue reading

US / UI Claims decrease by 9,000 to 336,000, lowest level this fall

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending November 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 336,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week\’s revised figure of 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 348,250, a decrease of 9,250 from the previous week\’s revised average of 357,500. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

US / Jobless Claims fall, really?

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, clouding the last major reading of labor market health before the Federal Reserve meets Continue reading

US / Layoffs falls to pre-recession level but jobless claims edges 5,000 higher

US – it appears that a long cycle of aggressive layoffs, which had fuelled a surge in unemployment and helped shape two presidential elections, is over but last week, initial jobless claims edged 5,000 higher Continue reading

US / Jobless Claims Rise to Two-Month High But ?

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased to a two-month high last week Continue reading

US / Jobless claims still going the right way

In the week ending June 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 346,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 355,000 Continue reading

US / Weekly Jobless Claims fall. Better check tomorrow what is going on

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending June 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 346,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 357,000. The 4-week moving average was 352,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 348,000. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor … Continue reading

US / Unemployment Insurance / Claims drop back

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 340,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 363,000. The 4-week moving average was 339,500, a decrease of 500 from the previous week’s revised average of 340,000. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

US / Jobless Claims at Lowest Level since January 2008

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in nearly 5-1/2 years last week, signaling labor market resilience in the face of fiscal austerity. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level since January 2008, the Labor Department said on … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims fall sharply to five-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to its lowest level since the early days of the 2007-09 recession, suggesting the job market is still healing despite weakness in the broader economy.Other data on Thursday showed a narrowing of the U.S. trade gap in March, although drops in … Continue reading

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