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Jobless Claims in US – Lowest level since May 12, 2007

In the week ending April 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 300,000, a decrease of 32,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The last time intial claims were this low was May 12, 2007 when they were 297,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 6,000 from 326,000 to 332,000. … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – The last time initial claims were this low was May 12, 2007 says DOL

In the week ending April 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 300,000, a decrease of 32,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The last time initial claims were this low was May 12, 2007 when they were 297,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 6,000 from 326,000 to 332,000. … Continue reading

Jobless Claims in US – Increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000

While a third report showed an increase in the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week, the underlying trend in the data continued to point to some strength in the labor market.  Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the Labor Department said. The four-week … Continue reading

US – Jobless claims down to three-month low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. … 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

UI Weekly Claims Report in US / Still a good news

In the week ending December 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 339,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 341,000. The 4-week moving average was 357,250, an increase of 8,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 348,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 … Continue reading

Jobless claims in US / Decrease by 42,000 to a seasonally adjusted 338,000

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 42,000 to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday Continue reading

Jobless Claims In US / They surge to 368,000

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, reversing the prior three weeks declines, but a recent strengthening of the labor market likely remains intact. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits surged 68,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the largest weekly … 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 fall for sixth week out of seven

The number of people filing for new unemployment benefits fell for the sixth time in seven weeks, more evidence the labor market is steadily improving Continue reading

US Jobless Claims / Fell for the fifth time in six weeks

The number of people filing for new unemployment benefits fell for the fifth time in six weeks, more evidence that the labor market is steadily improving. Initial claims for jobless benefits, a measure of layoffs, decreased by 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000 in the week ended Nov. 16, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists … Continue reading

US / Jobless claims fall, but datat for the prior week were revised upward

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 5,000 more applications received than previously reported Continue reading

US / Jobless Claims drop but bigger gains in payrolls are needed

Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as a backlog in California’s reporting cleared. Jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 340,000 in the week ended Oct. 26 from 350,000 the prior period, the Labor Department reported today in Washington. The median forecast of 49 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a decrease to … Continue reading

France / Jobless claims surge to record high

French jobless claims rose in September by the highest margin since the depths of the financial crisis in early 2009, hitting a new record and dealing a blow to President Francois Hollande\’s pledge to quickly reverse rising unemployment. However, the Labour Ministry attributed the rise largely to the inclusion of some unemployed people omitted from … 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

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