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  • Jobless claims fall in US

    US jobless claims fall even as economic growth slows

    The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week. Initial state unemployment claims benefits were down 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000 for the week ended April 2. Economists had predicted that jobless claims would fall to 270,000 last week. Jobless claims have remained below 300,000 for 57 weeks, the […]

  • Initial Jobless claims report

    Initial jobless claims destroy expectations

    Initial jobless claims totaled 262,000 last week, easily destroying analysts expectations of 275,000. Jobless claims were also down from the prior week when they reached 269,000. Beating expectations is a good sign that the labor market is maintaining its strength, despite economic uncertainty on a global scale. This is the lowest weekly total since November. “Net, […]

  • US jobless claims

    US jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week

    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week. Despite that climb, levels still remain within “healthy economic” levels according to analysts. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended January 9, the Labor Department said. Regardless of those numbers it was still […]

  • Jobless Claims

    U.S. Jobless Claims Increase By 3,000 But Still Below Expectations

    The Department of Labor announced Thursday that initial jobless claims were up by about 3,000 from the previous week, but still low enough to represent a growing economy. The number of new applications for unemployment insurance stood at 267,000 for the week ending September 19. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the Labor Department said the insured […]