Content Tagged As jobless_claims

2 years 4 months ago

Jobless claims sink to lowest in 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in four years, a hopeful sign for the job market. But the decline was partly due to temporary factors. The Labor Department says weekly applications dropped 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the...

3 years 5 months ago

Balance in Colorado unemployment fund improves

DENVER (AP) - Legislative economists say a Colorado fund that pays out unemployment benefits should be solvent again in the coming fiscal year. Heavy job losses during the recession pushed the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund into insolvency, and the state started borrowing federal money in 2010 to keep paying...

3 years 6 months ago

Stocks gain after drop in jobless claims

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening higher, extending Wednesday's gains, after a government report showed a sharp drop in new claims for unemployment benefits for a second straight week. It's a sign that the job market is slowly recovering. The Department of Labor is reporting that applications for...

4 years 2 months ago

US unemployment claims last week: 465,000

The tally of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week after four weeks of flat or declining figures. The Labor Department says initial claims for jobless aid rose by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 465,000. Many economists had expected a flat reading or a small drop. ...

4 years 2 months ago

New filings for jobless benefits tumble

The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months, an encouraging sign that companies aren't resorting to deeper layoffs even as the economy has lost momentum. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment aid dropped last week by a seasonally...

4 years 4 months ago

New jobless claims jump from two-year low

New jobless claims jumped last week by the most since February, reversing a sharp fall two weeks ago. The rise is partly a result of seasonal factors but also reflects the job market's weakness. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance jumped by 37,000 to a seasonally...

4 years 5 months ago

Economy sending mixed signals

How's the economy doing? It depends on which report you're reviewing--and a whole slew of new information was released Thursday morning. Retail sales: Retailers are reporting tepid business in May after cool weather and fresh concerns about the economy had shoppers cutting spending on clothing and other nonessentials. The...

4 years 6 months ago

Surge in new jobless claims

The number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week by the largest amount in three months. The surge is evidence of how volatile the job market remains, even as the economy grows. Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 471,000 last week, up by 25,000...

4 years 7 months ago

New claims for jobless benefits drop sharply

First-time claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week, evidence that employers are cutting fewer workers as the economy recovers. The Labor Department says initial claims for unemployment insurance fell 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 456,000. That was slightly below analysts' estimates of 458,000, according to Thomson Reuters. ...

4 years 7 months ago

New jobless claims increase unexpectedly

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign that jobs remain scarce even as the economy recovers. The Labor Department said first-time claims increased by 18,000 to a seasonally adjusted 460,000. That's worse than economists' estimates of a drop to 435,000, according to...

4 years 8 months ago

First-time jobless claims drop slightly

The number of newly laid-off workers requesting jobless benefits fell slightly last week for the third straight week. But initial claims remain above levels that would signal net job gains. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000. That nearly matched...

4 years 8 months ago

New jobless claims last week: 469,000

New claims for jobless benefits fell last week in a sign that layoffs may be easing as the economy slowly recovers. The Labor Department said that initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 29,000 to a seasonally adjusted 469,000. That nearly matches Wall Street analysts' estimates of 470,000. Still,...

4 years 9 months ago

New layoffs soar to nearly half million

The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise. A Labor Department analyst says mid-Atlantic and New England states are still processing a spike in claims stemming from the bad weather two weeks ago. The department says first-time...

4 years 9 months ago

New jobless claims last week: 440,000

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell last week. The Labor Department said that first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 440,000, the lowest total in a month. A Labor Department analyst said the decline largely reflects the end of...

4 years 10 months ago

Layoffs swelling in USA

The number of newly-laid off workers seeking jobless benefits rose last week, as the job market recovers at a slow and uneven pace. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 36,000 to a seasonally adjusted 482,000. Wall Street economists had expected a small drop....

4 years 10 months ago

New jobless claims last week: 432,000

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week, a sign the job market is healing as the economy slowly recovers. The Labor Department says that new claims for unemployment insurance fell by 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 432,000, the lowest since July 2008....

4 years 11 months ago

New jobless claims the lowest since Sept. 2008

The tally of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly for the fifth straight week, a hopeful sign that the job market is slowly improving. The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000, the lowest total since the week of...

5 years 2 weeks ago

New jobless claims last week: 502,000

The Labor Department says first-time claims were a seasonally adjusted 502,000, from an upwardly revised 514,000 the previous week. That's the fewest claims since the week ending Jan. 3, and below economists' estimates. The four-week average, which smooths fluctuations, dropped to 519,750, the lowest in almost a year. Economists closely...

5 years 1 month ago

New jobless claims rise more than expected

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, after falling in five of the past six weeks. There is little sign that employers are willing to hire, even as the economy shows signs of recovering. The Labor Department says new jobless...

5 years 1 month ago

514,000 new jobless claims last week

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment insurance has fallen to the lowest level since early January, a sign the labor market is slowly improving. The Labor Department says first-time claims for jobless benefits dropped to a seasonally-adjusted 514,000 from an upwardly revised 524,000 the previous week....

5 years 1 month ago

New jobless claims last week: 521,000

The number of new claims for jobless benefits last week fell to the lowest level since early January, as employers cut fewer workers. The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week to a seasonally adjusted 521,000, from the previous week's upwardly revised total of 554,000. That's...

5 years 2 months ago

New jobless claims last week: 545,000

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since early July. The Labor Department says initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped to a seasonally adjusted 545,000 from an upwardly revised 557,000 the previous week. Wall Street economists expected claims to rise...

5 years 2 months ago

Newly unemployed in this country: 570,000

New jobless claims fell slightly last week while the number of people receiving unemployment benefits rose, a sign the job market's recovery will be long and bumpy. The Labor Department says the number of laid-off workers applying for benefits dipped to 570,000 last week, a weaker performance than the...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4