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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 / 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

Unemployment Insurance Claims – 361,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week

Two weeks ago, claim were down to 353,000, at bottom-near since April 2008 and we have asked ‘But is it only volatility’ ? The answer might well be yes. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending August 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 361,000, a decrease … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Claims – UP while companies add an insufficient 163,000 jobs and manufacturing falters

Last week, claim were down to 353,000, at bottom-near since April 2008 and we have asked ‘But is it only volatility’ ? The answer might well be yes. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT In the week ending July 28 the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 365,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week’s … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Claims – Down to 353,000, bottom-near since April 2008 – But is it only volatility ?

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report In the week ending July 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 353,000, a decrease of 35,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 388,000. The 4-week moving average was 367,250, a decrease of 8,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 376,000. The advance seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

Unemployment Claims in US – Very bad news: Revised Nbre @ 400K and Still Near 2012 High

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report | SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending June 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 392,000. The 4-week moving average was 386,750, a decrease of 750 from the previous week’s revised average of 387,500. The advance … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report : No News, Bad News

After an increase, an insignificant drop, now unchanged. This is not an indication of a dynamic job market. SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 370,000, unchanged from the previous week’s revised figure of 370,000. The 4-week moving average was 375,000, a decrease of … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report : An insignificant drop but might indicate a return to a declining trend

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 367,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 368,000. The 4-week moving average was 379,000, a decrease of 5,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 384,250. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report : A good drop after two dissapointing weeks, but rises some concern

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending April 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 365,000, a decrease of 27,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 392,000. The 4-week moving average was 383,500, an increase of 750 from the previous week’s revised average of 382,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report : Two in a row dissapointing weeks, not a good sign

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending April 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 388,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 389,000. The 4-week moving average was 381,750, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 375,500. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent … Continue reading

UPDATE – Bridge to Work | Experiments with unemployment insurance keep benefits to recipients in job training

Turning the Unemployment Program into a Reemployment Program – Official Press Release by DOL  Two months ago, the President signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.  That legislation extended the vital payroll tax cut and federal unemployment insurance programs that have been so crucial for American families and to the continued … Continue reading

Unemployment Claims | Up by 13,000 to two-month high

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT – SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending April 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 380,000, an increase of 13,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 367,000. The 4-week moving average was 368,500, an increase of 4,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 364,250. … Continue reading

Unemployment Claims | Still Falling

In the week ending March 31, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 357,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 363,000. The 4-week moving average was 361,750, a decrease of 4,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 366,000. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week … Continue reading

U.S. | Older workers capture more new jobs

Older workers are snaring an outsized share of job gains in the economic recovery as they put off retirement amid shrinking nest eggs, changes in Social Security benefits and improved health. They’re not necessarily limiting the pool of jobs for younger workers, says Dean Maki, chief U.S. economist for Barclays Capital. More-experienced employees are often … Continue reading

U.S. | Disabled | Federal contractors | Target on the Drawing Table

Employers and business groups are trying to stop an Obama administration effort that calls for federal contractors to hire a minimum number of disabled workers and could penalize those who don’t by revoking their contracts. The proposal could reshape hiring at roughly 200,000 companies that generate $700 billion a year in contracts with the federal … Continue reading

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