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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

BLS ‘understates the unemployment rate’ says Obama’s Labor nominee

Thomas Perez, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Labor Department, told Congress today that the Bureau of Labor Statistics is “understat[ing]” the national unemployment rate. “The labor force participation is at one of the lowest levels,” Perez told Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during his confirmation hearing today, adding that “7.6 percent doesn’t take into account … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims broadly in line with monthly job gains of more than 150,000

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, allaying fears of a major setback in the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 352,000 the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week’s number was revised to show 2,000 more applications … Continue reading

US / DOL’s Layoffs Report Could Become Victim of Sequester

The “sequester” spending cuts could cause hundreds of thousands of layoffs across the U.S., economists say. But, in a twist, the cuts will also impede the government’s ability to count those layoffs. The Labor Department is planning to stop producing its monthly report on mass layoffs in the U.S. labor market if sequester begins as … 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 – Job Openings essentially unchanged from August says DOL but…

There were 3.6 million job openings on the last business day of September, essentially unchanged from August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The hires rate (3.1 percent) was little changed while the separations rate (3.0 percent) declined in September. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm … 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

US – Unemployment Claims : The good news didn’t last, an increase of 46,000

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending October 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 388,000, an increase of 46,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 342,000. The 4-week moving average was 365,500, an increase of 750 from the previous week’s revised average of 364,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Claims – The US job market really going the wrong way

Last reports were not good, no more than the Current Population Survey for August. This morning report isn’t better. Is the job market really going the wrong way. -*- SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending September 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 382,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous … Continue reading

Labor market recovery has been steady and widespread says DOL and Nevada continues to reign supreme on Top

The release of last month’s state-level unemployment statistics reaffirmed what many economists, including me, have stated: the labor market recovery has been steady and widespread. These numbers aren’t just good news for our economy, they’re impacting the lives of everyday Americans. We have experienced 28 consecutive months of job growth across all industry sectors, except … Continue reading

US – Unemployment Claims : The good news didn’t last

  In the week ending July 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386,000, an increase of 34,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 352,000. The 4-week moving average was 375,500, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 377,000. (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA) The advance seasonally adjusted insured … Continue reading

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