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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

Jobless Claims in US / 14,000 to 348,000 in the week ended Feb. 22, one-month high

More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market is improving in fits and starts. Jobless claims increased by 14,000 to 348,000 in the week ended Feb. 22, exceeding all forecasts in a Bloomberg survey and the highest level in a month, from 334,000 in the prior period, … Continue reading

US / Jobless Claims Fall to 298,000 in Latest Week

The number of people filing for new unemployment benefits fell for the third straight week, a sign of an improving labor market. Initial claims for jobless benefits, a measure of layoffs, decreased by 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 in the week ended Nov. 30, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims stay elevated

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the Labor Department said. “Underlying labor market conditions probably are not as bad as the recent claims data suggest,” said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan in New York. Technical problems as California converted to a new computer system have distorted the … 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 / Jobless Claims rise but data could be distorted

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 354,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 344,000. The 4-week moving average was 347,250, an increase of 6,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 340,500. 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

Florida / Unemployment Regime Violates Civil Rights Says DOL

Florida violated federal civil rights law with its new and unusual requirement that unemployment claimants file online and take math and reading tests before they can receive benefits, the U.S. Labor Department determined this month. The department’s Civil Rights Center’s initial determination lays out the problems some non-English speakers and people with disabilities have encountered … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims fall

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, offering reassurance that the bottom is not falling out of the labor market despite signs of slower growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000 the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week’s number was … Continue reading

US / Unemployment Benefits / Down Only Slightly

Job Market Monitor: Two out of three employment-related reports were positive and only 28,000 persons were saying they have a job in the latest monthly labor market report . Latest claims data reflect those weaknesses for three weeks in a row. There are down only slightly, reflecting a very moderate growth in hiring. The Report SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In … Continue reading

US / Unemployment Benefits / An increase of 17,000 Claims after a Decline to a Nine-Week Low

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending December 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 361,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 344,000. The 4-week moving average was 367,750, a decrease of 13,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 381,500. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

US / Unemployment Benefits / Claims Decline to a Nine-Week Low

Applications for jobless benefits fell by 29,000 to 343,000 in the week ended Dec. 8, the fewest since reaching a four-year low in the period ended Oct. 6, Labor Department figures showed today. Economists forecast 369,000 claims, according to the Bloomberg survey median. The number of people on unemployment benefit rolls declined for a fourth … Continue reading

US / Minimm Wages / DOL sues Puerto Rico banana company

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against a banana company in Puerto Rico accusing its owners of paying workers less than the minimum wage. The government accuses Bananera Fabre of paying workers $6.25 and $6.50 an hour instead of the required $7.25. The lawsuit states that the owners, Jose Fabre Laboy and … Continue reading

US – Unemployment Claims : Still An Uncertain Job Market Outlook with a a decrease of 9,000

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending October 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 363,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 372,000. The 4-week moving average was 367,250, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 368,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

US – Unemployment Claims : An Uncertain Job Market Outlook

After last week announcement of an increase of 34,000, DOL says that Unemployment Inssurrance Claims dropped by 23,000. The real job market coudn’t be that volatile. But it shows how incertain is the job market outlook. -*-   SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending October 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 369,000, a … Continue reading

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