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4 years 8 months ago

New jobless claims last week: 473,000

The number of newly laid-off workers filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly surged last week after having fallen sharply in the previous week. The gain dampened hopes about how quickly the labor market may improve this year. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits...

4 years 10 months ago

November jobless rate: 10 percent

The unemployment rate for November remains at 10 percent, as employers cut 11,000 jobs last month. Many economists expect the jobless rate to keep climbing into next year as the economy struggles to generate enough jobs for the 15.4 million people out of work. If part-time workers who want...

4 years 11 months 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...

4 years 11 months ago

Cesar Chavez Network cuts jobs from schools

More than two dozen people have been laid off from the Cesar Chavez School Network. The school board members unanimously approved the cuts at a public meeting on Monday at Dolores Huerta Preparatory High. The school board says the cuts were necessary because they're facing a $1.5 million deficit. A...

5 years 1 week 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....

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